Robert E. Howard

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Birthday
22, 1906
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 11, 1936 (30)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1906
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 11, 1936 (30)

About

American author known for pioneering the "sword and sorcery" subgenre and for creating the character Conan the Barbarian.

Before Fame

He was an amateur boxer and a bodybuilder in his teenage years.

Trivia

He also wrote in other genres, including horror and westerns.

Family Life

He committed suicide after his mother, whom he loved, entered an irreversible coma.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by the works of horror pioneer H.P. Lovecraft.

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