- Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899.
- Hemingway started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen.
- One of the most famous American writers of the 20th century.
- Hemingway died of a shotgun wound from himself.
- He died in Ketchum, Idaho on July 2, 1961 at the age of 61.
Ernest Hemingway remembered
He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
- Hemingway's first novel, was published in 1926.
- Many of his novels are classic works of American Literature.
- His writing style became an inspiration for many crime and pulp fiction novels.
- His first books include ‘Three stories and Ten Poems’.
- Writing short stories, Hemingway knew how to get the most from the least.
- When Hemingway turned eighteen he tried to be in the army, but was rejected because of poor vision.
- Hemingway worked his way from a reporter, then a volunteer for an ambulance unit in World War-I.
- Early in 1918 Hemingway responded to a Red Cross recruitment effort in Kansas City and then became an ambulance driver in Italy.
- For his service in the Italian War, he was awarded the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery.
- In 1921 he married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives.
- Ernest and Pauline divorced in 1940 (his second wife).
- While in Spain Martha Gellhorn met Ernest Hemingway, becoming his third wife in 1940.
- Mary Welsh married Ernest Hemingway, the ceremony taking place in Cuba.
- Mary Welsh Hemingway was the fourth and final wife.