Ernest Hemingway

Biography

Ernest Hemingway

"Never confuse movement with action."

– Ernest Hemingway

20 facts


  1. Ernest Miller Hemingway was born July 21, 1899.
  2. He lived in Oak Park, Illinois.
  3. In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army.
  4. For his service, he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery.
  5. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s.
  6. In high school, Hemingway worked on his school newspaper.
  7. Immediately after graduation, the budding journalist went to work for the Kansas City Star.
  8. In 1918, Hemingway went overseas to serve in World War I as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army.
  9. For his service, he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery.
  10. In a hospital is where he met a nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky, who soon accepted his proposal of marriage.
  11. Hemingway and Hadley divorced, due in part to his affair with a woman named Pauline Pfeiffer, who would become Hemingway's second wife shortly after his divorce from Hadley was finalized.
  12. The author continued to work on his book of short stories,Men Without Women.
  13. Soon, Pauline became pregnant and the couple decided to move back to America.
  14. After the birth of their son Patrick Hemingway in 1928, they settled in Key West, Florida, but summered in Wyoming.
  15. When he wasn't writing, Hemingway spent much of the 1930s chasing adventure: big-game hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, deep-sea fishing in Florida.
  16. His marriage to Pauline Pfeiffer deteriorated and the couple divorced.
  17. Martha Gellhorn and Hemingway married soon after and purchased a farm near Havana, Cuba, which would serve as their winter residence.
  18. When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Hemingway served as a correspondent and was present at several of the war's key moments, including the D-Day landing.
  19. Toward the end of the war, Hemingway met another war correspondent, Mary Welsh, whom he would later marry after divorcing Martha Gellhorn.
  20. Early on the morning of July 2, 1961, Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in his Ketchum home.


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