Ernest Hemingway

Basic Information

Born on July 21, 1899, in Cicero (now in Oak Park), Illinois.

Parents: Clarence and Grace Hemingway

Brothers and Sisters: Marcelline, Sunny, Clarence, Grace, and Ursula.

Spouse: Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (1921-1927)

Pauline Pfeiffer (1927-1940)

Martha Gellhorn (1940-1945)

Mary Welsh Hemingway (1946-1961)

Children: Jack, Patrick and Gregory.

Ernest Hemingway served in World War I and worked in journalism before publishing his story collection In Our Time. He was renowned for novels like The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, andThe Old Man and the Sea, which won the 1953 Pulitzer. In 1954, Hemingway won the Nobel Prize.

He committed suicide on July 2, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.

Religious and Political Views


Hemingway was raised a Congregationalist, converted to Catholicism for his second wife, but seems to have been an atheist at heart.

Political Views

Hemingway's politics span the spectrum from libertarian to communist.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

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