Ambrose Bierce

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce Full Name: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality:

American

Profession: Writer & Satirist
Why Famous: His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon entitled "The Devil's Dictionary".

Born: June 24, 1842
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meigs County, Ohio, USA

Died: January 11, 1914 (aged 71)

Married Life

  • 1871-12-25 Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

Historical Events in the Life of Ambrose Bierce

  • 1881-01-01 Ambrose Bierce is appointed editor of the The Wasp magazine
  • 1885-09-11 Ambrose Bierce finishes as editor of The Wasp magazine
  • 1913-12-26 Ambrose Bierce’s last known communication, a letter to his close friend Blanche Partington

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