Ernest Hemingway


20 Facts

1. His mom dressed him like a little girl as a youth.

2. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

3. He was born on July 20, 1899

4. He committed suicide on July 2,1961.

5. His brother, sister, and father also committed suicide.

6. In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver.

7. Hemingway received the Nobel Prize in 1954.

8. As a teenager, Hemingway volunteered for war work and was wounded on the Italian front in 1918.

9. His granddaughter Margaux Hemmingway, took an overdose of phenobarbital on July 1, 1996.

10. Hemingway married four times, often falling for one woman while still married to another one.

11. Even though he had over 200 pieces of mortar shell in his legs, Hemingway carried an injured soldier to medical help.

12. For breakfast he would drink alcohol.

13. When he was little he had to pay a big fine for blowing endangered birds to pieces.

14. As an adult Hemingway once killed four hundred rabbits in a day.

15. He had nicknamed himself "Papa" at the age 27.

16. He ran away from home twice.

17. In 1923 Hemingway published his first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems.

18. In December 1929 A Farewell to Arms was published.

19. He liked to fish the trout streams of the upper peninsula of Michigan, specifically Fox River.

20. He also owned multi-toed cats in Italy and they had so many offspring that now, multi-toed cats are called Hemingway Cats.

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