William Gilmore Simms

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Birthday
17, 1806
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jun 11, 1870 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1806
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Jun 11, 1870 (64)

About

A nineteenth-century American poet, novelist, and historian, he published such works as The Yemassee, Vasconselos, and The Cassique of Kiawah. He also published a series of novels set in Revolutionary War-era South Carolina; the most popular of these was the 1835 work, The Partisan.

Before Fame

He worked as a clerk in a drug store before beginning his law studies at the age of eighteen.

Trivia

He is remembered for his strong support of slavery and for his vehement opposition to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Family Life

He was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Anna Malcolm Giles in 1826.

Associated With

Edgar Allan Poe once praised Simms' work.