Ernest Hemingway


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  • Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist.
  • Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s.
  • Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • He died in Ketchum, Idaho
  • With his father, he learned to hunt and fish on the nearby shores of Lake Michigan.
  • Hemingway had five siblings: Marcelline, Ursula, Madelaine, Carol, and Leicester.

World War 1

  • When America entered World War I in 1917 Hemingway tried to enlist in the US Army, but was rejected for his poor eyesight.
  • Instead he became a Red Cross volunteer, driving ambulances on the front lines of the Austro-Italian battlefield, where he was shot, injured by a trench mortar shell explosion, and decorated for heroism after dragging a wounded Italian soldier to safety.
  • Hemingway carried an Italian soldier to safety, for which he received the Italian Silver Metal of Bravery.

Nobel Peace Prize

  • Ernest Hermingway led a remarkable life that saw him win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and also the Nobel Prize for Literature.


  • In 1920 Ernest Hemingway lived his bachelor life at 1230 North State Street, Chicago, until he was offered an apartment in a large old house at 100 East Chicago Street.
  • Ernest and Pauline were married in Paris four months later, on May 10th, 1927.
  • Ernest and Martha married sixteen days later, on November 21st, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn were divorced on December 21st, 1945.
  • Ernest and Mary married in Cuba on March 14th, 1946.


  • His father, brother, and at least one sister committed suicide, as did his granddaughter, model and actress Margaux Hemingway.

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  • One morning in the kitchen Mary "found Hemingway holding a shotgun."
  • He pushed two shells into the twelve-gauge Boss shotgun, put the end of the barrel into his mouth, pulled the trigger and blew out his brains.
  • Despite his finding that Hemingway had died of a self-inflicted wound to the head, the story told to the press was that the death had been "accidental".
  • In a press interview five years later Mary Hemingway admitted that her husband had committed suicide.