Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Interesting Facts

-Ernest Hemingway was born on July 2, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois

-He served in World War I as a ambulance driver

-He wrote a book about his experiences in World War I called "A Farewell to Arms"

-He received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery for his service in the Italian Army during World War I

-He work for the "Toronto Star" after the war

-He was married up to four times

-His first wife was Hadley Richardson and they moved to Paris soon after they were married

-Hemingway became a part of "The Lost Generation"

-He made acquaintances of many great artists one of them being Pablo Picasso

-In 1923, Hemingway and Hadley had a son, John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway

-His second wife was Pauline Pfeiffer shortly after divorcing Hadley

-They had a son, Patrick Hemingway, soon after moving back to America

-Hemingway and Pauline lived in Key West, Florida but summered in Wyoming

-When he wasn't writing Hemingway often spent his on adventures including deep sea fishing, African big game hunting, and bull fighting in Spain

-He met his third wife, Martha Gellhorn, while reporting on the Spanish Civil War in 1937

-The couple purchased a farm near Havana, Cuba which became their winter residence

-When the United States entered World War II, Hemingway served as a correspondent and was present at several of the war's major events including the D-Day landing

-Toward the end of the war, he met Mary Welsh, who would become his fourth and final wife after divorcing Martha Gellhorn

-In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize for literature

-He died on July 2, 1961 after committing suicide at his home after battling bad mental health conditions