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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

Profession: Poet

United States of America

Why Famous: Best known for his verse and short stories, many of which are written in black dialect.

Born: June 27, 1872
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: February 9, 1906 (aged 33)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1898-03-06 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

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