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Mark Twain was an American author and humorist. Read this brief biography to find more on his life.
Also Listed In: Poets
Famous as: Author and Humorist
Born on: 30 November 1835 Famous 30th November Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Famous Sagitarians
Born in: Florida
Died on: 21 April 1910
place of death: Redding
father: John Marshall Clemens
mother: Jane Lampton
Spouse: Olivia Langdon
children: Langdon, Jean (b. 1880, d. 1909), Susy, Clara Clemens
Works & Achievements: Adventures of Tom Sawyer
awards: 1967 - Emmy award
1966 - Tony award
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author, essayist, lecturer and humorist who wrote a series of famous books including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark's first important work, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was first published in the New York Saturday Press and became a bestseller within a short span of time. He also wrote a series of travelogues including the bestselling The Innocents Abroad- that came in 1869- and notable short stories such as Advice for Little Girls and The Celebrated Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County which earned him the worldwide fame and appreciation as a writer. Most of all, the author is known for his notable and insightful satires that gained him reverence from both critics as well as his contemporaries who call him the 'father of the English literature'.
MARK TWAIN TIMELINE
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on 30 November 1835.
Mark’s father John Clemens died of pneumonia in 1847.
Mark took a job of typesetter in 1851.
He traveled to New Orleans and became an apprentice cub river pilot.
He earned his license as a pilot.
Mark wrote the first humorous account of his travel.
He traveled to Europe and the Middle East.
He wrote first travels letters, known as the Innocent Abroad.
Mark Twain first met Olivia Livy Langdon in 1868.
Mark married Olivia in 1870.
They moved to Hartford.
Mark Twain was awarded the Master of Art degree from Yale University.
He set off on a world tour to Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand.
His daughter Susy died of meningitis in 1896.
Yale University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
His wife Olivia died.
He received the same award from Oxford University in 1907.
Mark moved to his home in Redding, Connecticut in 1908.
His daughter Jean died in 1909.
Mark twain died of a heart attack on 21 April 1910.
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