Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Ernest Hemingway

  • Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899.
  • Hemingway's father, Clarence, was a family doctor


  • In 1918, Ernest Hemingway went overseas to fight in World War I.
  • Hemingway worked as a volunteer for the ambulance unit in World War I.
  • Hemingway won the Italian Silver Medal for Valor for his actions in World War I.


  • President John F. Kennedy expressed his admiration, more than once, for Hemingway and his work.
  • Hemingway was invited to the 1961 inauguration for President Kennedy but was too ill to travel.
  • Hemingway worked for his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula, writing about sports.
  • After Hemingway graduated he worked for another newspaper, the Kansas City Star.
  • Hemingway's sister and brother, and also his father committed suicide.
  • Hemingway has been married 4 times.
  • Ernest Hemingway and his forth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum's town cemetery in Idaho.
  • In 1937 Hemingway reported on the Spanish Civil War for the North American Newspaper Alliance.
  • Late in 1937 while in Madrid Hemingway wrote his only play, The Fifth Column.
  • Hemingway was involved in two different plane crashes and was almost fatally injured in both.
  • In 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Hemingway wrote over 8,000 letters in his lifetime.
  • Hemingway's picture appeared on a commemorative postage stamp in the United States in 1989 as a part of the Literary Arts series.
  • Hemingway's physical affected his writing during the last years of his life.
  • On July 2, 1961, Hemingway committed suicide in his Ketchum, Idaho home.