Ernest Hemingway

Personal Life

Early Life

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21st, 1899 to parents Clarence and Grace Hemingway. Clarence was a physician and Grace was an opera performer. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

High School

He attended River Forest High School where he helped write the newspaper. He mostly wrote articles about sports. He also helped out with the yearbook.

Early Career

Instead of choosing to go to college, Hemingway instead decided to become a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star newspaper.

World War I

He volunteered for the Red Cross Ambulance Corps because his eyesight was too poor for him to join the army. He would pass out supplies to soldiers, and while doing so in Italy he got severely wounded by a machine gun.

Love Life

Throughout his life, Hemingway got married four times. His wives included Elizabeth Hadley Richardson, Pauline Marie Pfeiffer, Martha Gellhorn, and Mary Welsh. Hemingway had a son with Elizabeth, his name was John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway. He had another son with Pauline, and his name was Patrick Hemingway.

The Lost Generation

At first, he was considered to be part of "The Lost Generation". He got the opportunity to meet other famous writers of his time such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce.


When Hemingway wasn't writing, you could find him all over the world engaging in activities such as hunting in Africa, bullfighting in Spain, and deep-sea fishing in Florida.

Nobel Prize

He won a nobel prize in 1954 for his famous piece of writing titled "The Old Man and the Sea".
Ernest Hemingway Reading of the Nobel Prize for Literature Acceptance Address

Tragic Death

Hemingway suffered from depression, and he had many physical injuries that were catching up with him. On July 2nd, 1961, Hemingway committed suicide in his home in Ketchum, Idaho.


Ernest Hemingway will always be remembered for his writing style that still influences many writers today.