The Life & Times
Of Ernest Hemingway
Ernest's Life & Family
- Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago that has also been home to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- Hemingway won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.
- Hemingway was a avid athlete in highschool, and loved boxing.
- Ernest Hemingway nicknamed himself "Papa" at the age of 27
- Hemingway once punched fellow writer Max Eastman at a publishers office in New York.
- Hemingway had four different wives.
- His first wife was Elizabeth Richardson, second wife was Pauline Pfeiffer, third wife was Martha Gellhorn, and his fourth wife was Mary Welsh.
- His father's name was Clarence, and his mothers name was Grace.
- Ernest had 7 granddaughters, and 5 grandsons.
- Hemingway was once described as "The manliest of all manly men".
A Troubled Soul
- Ernest committed suicide at the age of 61.
- Hemingway bought the gun he used to commit suicide from Abercrombie & Fitch, which at the time was a camping and firearms store.
- Though Hemingway was a obvious alcoholic, he never consumed alcohol while writing.
- Ernest's brother and sister committed suicide as well.
- He committed suicide in Ketchum, Idaho, during the summer.
- The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.
- Hemingway had just been released from a mental hospital prior to suicide.
- Hemingway suffered from multiple psychiatric disorders.
- Alcohol was a popular subject in Hemingways "The Sun Also Rises."
- Hemingway had his first drink at the age of 17, and did not become an alcoholic until about 35 years later.
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