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Jack Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac

Profession: Writer

United States of America

Biography: Jack Kerouac is one of the major figures of the Beat Generation, the US counterculture literary movement that began after WWII along with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.

Kerouac's most famous work is his semi-autobiographical novel "On the Road", published in 1957.

Born: March 12, 1922
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 21, 1969 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis

Married Life

  • 1944-08-22 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker
  • 1950-11-17 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty
  • 1966-11-18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas

Historical Events

  • 1957-09-05 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

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