William Cullen Bryant

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Birthday
3, 1794
Birthplace
Cummingotn, MA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1878 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1794
Birthplace
Cummingotn, MA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1878 (83)

About

American poet, editor, and journalist who is most famous for his 1817 poem, "Thanatopsis." His other well-known poetic works include "To a Waterfowl" and "The Ages."

Before Fame

He was born in a Massachusetts log cabin, and he later left home to study law. In 1825, he began a career in journalism.

Trivia

He edited The New York Evening Post for many years.

Family Life

He was a descendant of English settlers who had traveled to America on the Mayflower. He married Frances Fairchild in 1821.

Associated With

Edgar Allan Poe admired Bryant's literary work.