Ernest Hemingway

By: Madison Holley

Hemingway's mom dressed him in girls clothes as a child

From his infancy, Hemingway's mother began a strange habit of dressing her son like a girl, complete with dresses and long hair.When Ernest turned six, she finally stops forcing him to dress like a girl and allows him to cut his long hair.

Cub Reporter

Hemingway graduates from Oak Park and River Forest High School. He opts not to go to college, instead taking a job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star newspaper. The Star's style guidelines influence his writing style for the rest of his career: Use short sentences, short first paragraphs, and vigorous English.

World War 1 Ambulance Driver

Hemingway attempts to join the U.S. Army so that he can fight in World War I. The Army rejects him because of poor eyesight, so he volunteers as a driver with the Red Cross Ambulance Corps.

African safari

Ernest and his wife travel to Kenya for a ten-week safari. Hemingway falls in love with the continent. His subsequent trips there inspire many works of fiction and nonfiction, including the 1935 book Green Hills of Africa.

Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes

Ernest Hemingway and his wife were reported safe after two plane crashes in the upper Nile country of East Africa.Hemingway was almost fatally injured in two successive plane crashes. He chartered a sightseeing flight over the Belgian Congo as a Christmas present to Mary. On their way to photograph Murchison Falls from the air, the plane struck an abandoned utility pole and crash landed in heavy brush.The next day, attempting to reach medical care in Entebbe, they boarded a second plane that exploded at take-off, with Hemingway suffering burns and another concussion, this one serious enough to cause leaking of cerebral fluid.

Hemingway Wounded in Battle

While passing out supplies to soldiers in Italy, Hemingway is seriously injured by a trench mortar and machine gun. The blast leaves shell fragments in his legs. The Italian government awards him a Silver Medal of Military Valor for dragging a wounded Italian soldier to safety after the attack, but his career as an ambulance driver is over.

Hemingway's First Publication and son

Hemingway's first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems, is published. In the same year, Hemingway brings his pregnant wife to watch a bullfight in Pamplona, Spain, hoping it will toughen up their unborn son.

Hemingway had four wives

Elizabeth Hadley Richardson: September 23, 1921- January 10, 1927

Pauline Marie Pfeiffer: May 10, 1927 - November 04, 1940

Martha Gellhorn: November 21, 1940 - December 21, 1945

Mary Welsh: March 14, 1946

Nobel Prize

Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the fifth American author to receive the award.Hemingway was still recovering from serious injuries sustained in two separate plane crashes and a bush-fire accident earlier in the year and is unable to travel to Stockholm to receive the award.

Hemingway the cheif

Ernest Hemingway once published a recipe for apple pie in his column. In fact, he had a lot of recipes for food, and some of them even ended up being museum pieces.

Accused of War crimes

After World War II, he was accused of War Crimes by Geneva surrounding an event where Ernest lead a group of French Militia against the Nazis. He was not convicted.

Hemingway's strange fishing habits

Ernest Hemingway was known to use a machine gun on sharks to stop them eating his catch, and in 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlin in one day.

Six-toed cat

His six-toed cat was a rather busy cat in Key West. This is why there is no shortage of six-toed cats in Key West. Hemingway was first given a six-toed cat by a ship’s captain and became one of the more famous lovers of polydactyl cats. Upon his death in 1961, his former home in Key West, Florida, became a museum and a home for his cats, and it currently houses approximately fifty descendants of his cats

Hunter boy

Hemingway’s son is known to have worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania. His name was Patrick Hemingway.

Hemingway's Brother's Dicovery

The Republic of New Atlantis founded by Leicester Hemingway (Ernest Hemingway's brother) in 1964 habitable man-made island; in practice they were limited to a 2.44 x 9.14 metre steel and bamboo raft, was anchored to the floor of the Carribean Sea with the aid of an old Ford engine block. It was a destroyed two years later in a tropical storm. In 1973, he created a second micro-nation in the Bahamas on a a 91 metre-long sandbar.

Hemingway is being watched

In his later life Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid and talked about FBI spying on him. He was treated with electroshock. It was later revealed that he was in fact watched, and Edgard Hoover personally placed him under surveillance.

Nothing can kill Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.

Submarine Hunter

The United States enters World War II. Hemingway volunteers for the Navy, outfitting his fishing boat with guns to hunt for German submarines off the coast of Cuba. Though he never fires at one, the military will still award him a Bronze Star for his service in 1947.

Birth of Gregory Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's third and last child, Gregory Hemingway, is born. Hemingway calls the boy "Gig". In adulthood Gregory decides to be a cross-dresser and chooses to call himself Gloria. This enrages his ultra-macho father


Suffering from depression, alcoholism, and numerous physical injuries, Ernest Hemingway commits suicide with a shotgun at his home in Ketchum, Idaho. He receives a Catholic burial, as the church judges him not to have been in his right mind at the time of his suicide. Him along side with his father, brother, sister, and granddaughter all committed suicide.
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