Interesting Facts About Ernest Hemingway
- He was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois.
- In high school, Hemingway wrote about sports in his school newspaper, Trapeze and Tabula.
- In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War 1 as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army.
- After that, he was drafted into the army where he traveled with the 4th Infantry Division under the 22nd Regiment as a T/4 sergeant in charge of the classification section.
- Ernest Hemingway married four women during his life, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh.
- He was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery for carrying an Italian soldier to safety, despite his wounds.
- His girlfriend Agnes von Kurowsky accepted his proposal, but later left him for someone else.
- Francis Fitzgerald helped Hemingway with his writing career by introducing him to his editor.
- Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
- The Sun Also Rises is considered his greatest work.
- While in Chicago, Hemingway met Hadley Richardson, who would become his 1st wife.
- They moved to Paris, and he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star.
Even More Facts..
- It is known that Hemingway and Fitzgerald got into fist fights with others at local bars.
- He owned many multi-toed cats while living in Italy.
- He survived 2 plane crashes while in Africa.
- Hemingway wrote mostly about hunting, war, and other fights in life, both real and metaphorical.
- Hemingway was a journalist for practically his entire life.
- Underwent electroconvulsive therapy for his depression and paranoia.
- Hemingway committed suicide with a shotgun in Idaho.
- He died in his home in Idaho on July 2, 1961.