Ernest Hemingway Biography

Updated On Jul 24, 2019 Published On Feb 16, 2017
Facts of Ernest Hemingway
Date of Birth: 1899 , August-21
Date of Death: 1961 , July-2
Birth Nation: United States
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Born on July 21, 1899, Ernest Miler Hemingway is an American novelist, journalist and short story writer, who is regarded as one of the great novelists of the 20th century.

Early Life

He is well known for his work A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea. He was born to his parents Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and Grace Hall Highway in Oak Park, Illinois. He belongs to White ethnicity and his nationality is American.

Marriage, Divorce

Ernest Hemingway personal life hasn’t been very successful and he has married several times. He married his first wife Hadley Richardson in 1921 and they used to live in Paris. They were married for about 6 years and got divorced in 1927.

After that he married his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, they were married more for than a decade and then got divorced in 1940. After then he married his third wife Martha Gellhorn in the same year and got divorced in 1945.

His last marriage was with Mary Welsh Hemingway; they married in 1946 and were together until Ernest death.

Death

Ernest Hemingway died on July 2, 1961; he committed suicide and shot himself with his favorite gun. His reason to suicide, maybe he is worried about taxes which he couldn’t pay to Cuba, FBI, money and his safety. 

Ernest Hemingway facts on timeline

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, United Sates

July 21 , 1899

Ernest Miler Hemingway was born in the late 1890s in Oak Park, Illinois, United Sates. He was born as the second child to his father Clarence Edmonds Hemingway and mother Grace Hall Highway. He is known as the one of the great novelist in 20th century.

Married with Hadley Richardson

1921

Ernest Hemmingway married his first wife Hadley Richardson in 1921. They couple moved to Paris and lived there after their marriage. The couple was happily married for about 6 years and they got divorced in 1927. However they didn't have any children.

Married with Mary Welsh Hemingway

1946

Ernest Hemingway is a married man and he got married four. His last marriage was with Mary Welsh Hemingway in 1946. She was the fourth wife of Ernest and they got married in 1946. The couple was together till Ernest death.

Published his first novel “A Farewell to Arms"

1929

Ernest Hemingway is a Nobel Prize winning author. He published his first novel, “A Farewell to Arms” in December 1929. The novel depicts the story about a tragic love affair between an American soldier and an English nurse, during the time of war.

Published his second novel Death in the Afternoon

1932

Ernest Hemingway published his second novel in the year 1932. He published a novel named Death in the Afternoon. In this novel, Ernest showed his passion about bull-fighting and also this novel have a unique and humorous story. 

His last novel was The Old Man and the Sea

1952

Ernest Hemingway is already dead and his last novel was The Old Man and the Sea which was published in 1952. This novel depicts the story about a battle between Cuban fisherman and a giant marlin, and this novel made him honored with awards.

Won Nobel Prize in Literature

1954

Ernest Hemingway won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, for his last novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952). This novel depicts the story about a battle between Cuban fisherman and a giant marlin. He also won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the same novel.

Committed Suicide

July 2 , 1061

Ernest Hemingway died at the age of 61. He committed suicide, by shooting himself with his favorite gun on July 2, 1961. The main reason for his suicide was his money and safety. He was worried he couldn’t pay taxes to Cuba and also worried about FDI too.