F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author in the 1920's
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896. In 1919, he started writing stories for magazines. He married Zelda Sayre in 1920. Zelda had an affair with a French naval aviator, which damaged their marriage. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the summer and fall of 1924 while in Valescure near St. Raphael. He met Earnest Hemingway while in Paris. He died on December 21, 1940 of a heart attack. His wife, Zelda, died in a fire in Highland Hospital.