Walt Whitman

Poet Walt Whitman

Full Name: Walter Whitman
Profession: Poet

United States of America

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
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

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, "Leaves of Grass" is published

Quotes by Walt Whitman

  • "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

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