Ernest Hemingway

biography

Interesting Facts About Ernest Hemingway

  • Believed that life was made meaningful by courage.
  • "Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today."

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  • Wrote mostly about hunting, war, and other fights in life.
  • Was a journalist, a soldier, an international artist, an adventurist, and a husband in addition to being one of the great American authors of the 20th century.
  • Was a journalist for practically his entire life.


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  • Volunteered for war work and was wounded on the Italian front in 1918.
  • He had 200 shell fragments removed from his legs and body


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  • Ernest had 5 siblings
  • Grew up in Oak Park
  • Grace and Clarence Hemingway were his parents.
  • He married 4 women during his life.


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  • After high school he worked for "Kansas City Star" as a cub reporter.

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  • He also owned multi-toed cats in Italy and they had so many offspring that now, multi-toed cats are called Hemingway Cats.
  • "One cat just leads to another."
  • He liked to fish the trout streams of the upper peninsula of Michigan, specifically Fox River.


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  • Hemingway suffered from alcholism and depression.
  • He tried commiting suicide a few times.
  • Unfortunately he was successful and died on July 2, 1961.
  • He was 66 years old when he died
  • He is buried at the Ketchum cemetery.




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