Walt Whitman

Poet Walt Whitman Full Name: Walt Whitman [Walter Whitman]


Profession: Poet
Why Famous: Among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. He was part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.

Born: May 31, 1819
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, USA

Died: March 26, 1892 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of Walt Whitman

  • 1855-07-04 In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.

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