Ernest Hemingway

By: David Quiroz


  • Hemingway Survived Not One, but TWO Plane Crashes

  • Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more.
  • he took a urinal home complaining that he had p1$$3d away all his money in it
  • Ernest Hemingway along with his father, brother, sister, and granddaughter all committed suicide.
  • Ernest Hemingway used a machine gun while fishing, to shoot sharks, and was the first person to ever boat a giant tuna in an undamaged state.


  • . Ernest Hemingway married four women during his life, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh


  • Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife Mary are buried in Ketchum’s town cemetery in Idaho.
  • Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.
  • Hemingway only wrote one play called The Fifth Column and it is set during the Spanish Civil War.
  • Hemingway’s son, Patrick, worked as a big-game hunter and ran a safari business in Tanzania.
  • Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, about his life in Paris in the 1920s, was not published until 1964.

Final Facts

  1. Ernest Hemingway was charged with war crimes under the Geneva Convention when he took command and led of a group of French militia into battle against the Nazis.

  2. Hemingway’s brother founded a nation off the coast of Jamaica that consisted of a raft and 7 citizens. It had currency, postage, and a constitution.

  3. There’s an Ernest Hemingway lookalike society that holds yearly contests.

  4. Hemingway's most famous novels are two of his early works, THE SUN ALSO RISES, (1926) and A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1929). THE SUN ALSO RISES portrays a group of Americans who, like the members of the "Lost Generation," were disillusioned by the war. A FAREWELL TO ARMS, set in Italy in World War I, is a tragic love story.
  5. By the 1940s, Hemingway had become an international celebrity. He was famous for his colorful life style and his extreme concern with presenting a tough, masculine image.
  6. Hemingway suffered physical and mental illnesses during the 1950s. He committed suicide on July 2, 1961. A MOVEABLE FEAST was published in 1964. It is an autobiographical book based on notebooks he kept in Paris in the 1920s. Two novels were also published after his death -- ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (1970) and the unfinished THE GARDEN OF EDEN (1986).
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