Mark Twain

Author Mark Twain Full Name: Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]
Nationality: American

Profession: Author
Why Famous: American author and humorist, best known for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and its sequel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Born: November 30, 1835
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, USA

Died: April 21, 1910 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1870-02-02 American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY

Historical Events in the Life of Mark Twain

  • 1863-02-02 Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the "Territorial Enterprise"
  • 1865-11-18 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
  • 1884-12-10 "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)
  • 1885-02-18 Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the US

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