Sidney Lanier

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Birthday
3, 1842
Birthplace
Macon, GA
Death Date
Sep 7, 1881 (39)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1842
Birthplace
Macon, GA
Death Date
Sep 7, 1881 (39)

About

Southern poet, scholar, and musician whose best- known works include "The Marshes of Glynn," "Sunrise," and "The Song of the Chattahoochee." His other works include travelogues and a series of compilations of English tales of chivalry.

Before Fame

He fought in the American Civil War as a member of the Confederate signal corps. He later became the organist at a Presbyterian church in Alabama.

Trivia

He was an English professor at Johns Hopkins University and also served as first flautist in Baltimore, Maryland's Peabody Orchestra.

Family Life

He married Mary Day of Macon, Georgia in 1867. The couple had three sons.

Associated With

He was a William Shakespeare scholar.