Ernest Hemingway

Biography

20 Facts about Ernest Hemingway

1) Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois

2) He was an ambulance driver in the Italian army in World War 1

3) He wrote A Farewell to Arms in 1926 after his first fiancee left him

4) He wrote The Sun Also Rises in 1929, and it was his first novel

5) He met his first wife, Hadley Richardson, in Chicago, and they moved to Paris

6) In Europe, he met Pablo Picasso!

7) He and Hadley Richardson divorced after he had an affair with his second wife

8) He had his first son, Patrick, with Pauline Pfeiffer

9) In the 1930s he big-game hunted in Africa, fought bulls in Spain, and deep sea fished in Florida

10) After meeting Martha Gellhorn, he began to write For Whom the Bell Tolls

11) In 1951 he wrote The Old Man and the Sea, which won him the Pulitzer Prize

12) He had 4 wives

13) In Africa he sustained many in juries and multiple plane crashes

14) He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954

15) His mom wanted a girl so she dressed him up as one as a kid

16) He wrote one play called The Fifth Column

17) He had 5 siblings

18) His sister, brother, and father all committed suicide

19) A quote from him is "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."

20) "Every man's life ends the same way. It's only the details of how he lived and died that distinguish one man from another." -Ernest Hemingway

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