Ernest Hemingway

The most interesting man in the world

In the beginning...

Born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway is a famous author in American history. His parents were Clarence and Grace Hemingway, two very well-educated people. Ernest went to high school at Oak Park and River Forest High School from 1913 to 1917 and his first job was with a local newspaper. In high school, he enjoyed several sports including boxing, track and field, and football.

Wives of Hemingway

More info...

  • Wrote for a newspaper
  • Joined military and served in World War I before getting injured while on the front lines
  • Was sent home when he was injured after he was decorated by the Italian government
  • Was married 4 times: Mary Welsh, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, and Hadley Richardson
  • Was in 2 plane crashes
  • Won the Nobel Prize in 1954
  • Won Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • Committed Suicide in 1961