Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Childhood

  • He was born in Oak Park, Illonios in 1899.
  • He had a father named Clarence, a doctor, and a mother named Grace Hall and she was a music teacher.
  • Ernest was their second son out of six children.
  • (Quirk) His mother liked to dress him up as a girl from infancy until he was around 6.

Young Life

  • Ernest joined the U.S. army in 1918 to work in the Red Cross Ambulance Corps to assist in World War I.
  • He was put into the 12 Regiment Infantry and met J.D. Salinger.
  • He received a silver medal of Military Valor for bringing an injured Italian to safety while he, himself, was injured.
  • He also received a bronze medal for under-fire bravery as a war correspondent.
  • Ernest was injured by a trench mortar as he was sending supplies and was sent to a Milan hospital.
  • While in the Milan hospital, recuperating, he met his first love Agnes von Kurowsky.

Ernest's Interests

  • Ernest had a passion for bull-fighting, he was a football player, he wrote articles for his school newspaper, loved to sail, loved to fish, and was an extraordinary hunter.
  • Ernest has the legacy of being a author and journalist and received a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
  • Ernest eventually married four different women.
  • Ernest did not like his mother as he grew older.

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Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1954 by brainpicker

Older Age

  • Ernest Hemingway wrote A Moveable Feast before retiring in his vocation.
  • Ernest eventually became an alcoholic and depressed with his lack of physical strength and soon lost his mental strength.
  • Ernest Hemingway was diagnosed with hemochromatosis.
  • Ernest Hemingway died July 2, 1961.
  • He ended his life by suicide, using his 'favorite shotgun'.
  • Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
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Final Pictures of Ernest Before His Death

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