Ernest Hemingway

BY: Jaiden Goerlitz

1899- 1961

Facts

Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, mortar shrapnel wounds, three car crashes and bushfire burns.

Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.

The mother of Ernest Hemingway often dressed young Ernest and his older sister in matching pink flowery dresses (and similar outfits) to fulfill her obsessive desire to instead be mother to a pair of twin girls.


American actor Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway became great friends after getting into a fist-fight with each other in a theater.


Hemingway wrote a 6 word short story because of a bar room bet. It read, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”


Hemingway left trunks of material in the Paris Ritz in 1928 and did not recover them until 1957.

Ernest Hemingway used to machine gun sharks to stop them from eating his catch and that in 1938 he established a world record by catching seven marlins in one day.

On one instance, when his plane burst into flames on the runway and with his door jammed, Hemingway used his head as a battering ram, butted the door twice and got out.


While vacationing in Africa, Ernest Hemingway was almost fatally injured in 2 separate plane crashes over a 2-day period. The next day he read in a newspaper his own obituary. A few days later, he was seriously injured in a brush fire.

Hemingway was checked in to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota under the name Saviers, and the press believed he was being treated for hypertension.


His death was found to be self-inflicted, but the newspapers called it “accidental.” Five years later, Mary, his wife, publicly disclosed that the cause of death was suicide.


Hunter S. Thompson Investigated Hemingway’s Suicide But Ended Up Stealing His Stuff

Ernest Hemingway nicknamed himself "Papa" at the age of 27

The FBI maintained an open file on Hemingway from World War II onwards.


Hemingway met J.D. Salinger during World War II. Salinger was fighting with the 12th Infantry Regiment.

Ernest Hemingway