Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (27 February, 1807 – 24 March, 1882) was an American Fireside Poet known for such lyrical works as The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline.
- All the people who knew Lngfellow as a child remember him as very imaginative and curious.
- Longfellow taught at both Bowdoin College and Harvard College.
- At Bowdoin Longfellow taught French, Spanish, and Italian which he learned from his European travels.
- At Harvard Longfellow lectured, and directed the Modern Languages department which consisted men teaching in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. When one of them fell ill or need a replacement, Longfellow filled in.
- Longfellow earned the Smith Professorship of Modern Languages at Harvard College after publishing critical essays and books in six languages.
- Longfellow’s poem “The Battle of Lovell’s Pond,” was published in the Portland Gazette when he was just thirteen years old.
- Longfellow loved to travel and the great European literature, but he was always rooted at American life.
- At age forty-seven, Longfellow resigned from Harvard to become one of America’s first self-sustaining authors
- Longfellow was married, and widowed, twice.
- Longfellow became a celebrity, met heads of state and celebrities. His 70th birthday was a national celebration.
Zohar – Man of la Book
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