- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline
|Born:||27 February 1807 Comment |
|When did Henry Wadsworth Longfellow die? / Died||24 March 1882|
|How many years did Henry Wadsworth Longfellow live? / Lived||75 years|
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow facts
- He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets
- Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then a part of Massachusetts
- He studied at Bowdoin College
- After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College
- His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841)
- Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854, to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former Revolutionary War headquarters of George Washington
- His first wife Mary Potter died in 1835, after a miscarriage
- His second wife Frances Appleton died in 1861, after sustaining burns when her dress caught fire
- After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on translating works from foreign languages
- He died in 1882
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