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Birth Date: 21 July 1899
Birth Place: Oak Park
Known as: | Hemingway | | Ernest Miller Hemmingway | | E. M. Hemmingway | | E. Hemmingway | | E. Hemingway | | Ernest M. Hemingway | | Ernest Miller Hemingway | | Papa |
Sex: male
Awards: | Nobel Prize in Literature | | Bronze Star Medal | | Pulitzer Prize for Fiction | | Florida Artists Hall of Fame | | National Order of Merit Carlos Manuel de Cespedes | | Medal of Military Valour |
Nomitations: Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Prize in Literature
Birth date: 21 July 1899
Birth place: Oak Park
Death date: 2 July 1961
Death place: Ketchum
Death manner: | suicide |
Death cause: ballistic trauma
Place of burial: Ketchum
Time period: None
Father: Clarence Hemingway
Mother: Grace Hall Hemingway
Spouses: | Hadley Richardson | | Pauline Pfeiffer | | Martha Gellhorn | | Mary Welsh Hemingway |
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Children: | Jack Hemingway | | Patrick Hemingway | | Gloria Hemingway |
Siblings: Leicester Hemingway Marcelline Hemingway Sanford
Native languages: | English |
Writing languages: | English |
All languages: | English | | Spanish | | French |
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Also known as: | Hemingway | | Ernest Miller Hemmingway | | E. M. Hemmingway | | E. Hemmingway | | E. Hemingway | | Ernest M. Hemingway | | Ernest Miller Hemingway | | Papa |
Native name: Ernest Miller Hemingway (English)
Birth name: None
Married name: None
Family name: | Hemingway |
Nicknames: | Papa (English) |
Official name: None
Copyright: works protected by copyrights
Citizenship: | United States of America |
Events: | Nazi book burnings |
Medical conditions: | alcoholism | | HFE hereditary haemochromatosis |
Residence: | Key West | | Paris | | Ketchum |
Net worth: None
Education: | Oak Park and River Forest High School | | James F. Byrnes High School |
Influenced by: | Robert Louis Stevenson | | Mario Berrino |
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Described by: | Obalky | | Granat Encyclopedic Dictionary | | Medvik |
Work period start: 1917
Work period end: 1961
Genres: - prose - - opinion journalism -
Work locations: | Alassio |
Fields of work: | roman à clef |
Occupation: | war correspondent | | screenwriter | | novelist | | journalist | | playwright | | poet | | writer | | short story writer |
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Archives at: | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | | University of Maryland Libraries | | Princeton University Library | | Harry Ransom Center | | Eberly Family Special Collections Library |

Ernest Hemingway Biography and Interesting Facts

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929). In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of four wives. They moved to Paris where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s' "Lost Generation" expatriate community. Hemingway's debut novel The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926. He divorced Richardson in 1927, and married Pauline Pfeiffer. They divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), which he covered as a journalist and which was the basis for his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940. He and Gellhorn separated after he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. Hemingway was present with Allied troops as a journalist at the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris. He maintained permanent residences in Key West, Florida (in the 1930s) and in Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s). He almost died in 1954 after two plane crashes on successive days, with injuries leaving him in pain and ill health for much of the rest of his life. In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961, he committed suicide.


Early life

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois, an affluent suburb just west of Chicago, to Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a physician, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a musician. His parents were well-educated and well-respected in Oak Park, a conservative community about which resident Frank Lloyd Wright said, "So many churches for so many good people to go to." When Clarence and Grace Hemingway married in 1896, they lived with Grace's father, Ernest Miller Hall, after whom they named their first son, the second of their six children. His sister Marcelline preceded him in 1898, followed by Ursula in 1902, Madelaine in 1904, Carol in 1911, and Leicester in 1915. Grace followed the Victorian convention of not differentiating children' ... Read full biography