Died On October 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 7. The list includes people like Edgar Allan Poe, Guru Gobind Singh, George Mason, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Allan Bloom. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, inventors, neurologists and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.
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Edgar Allan Poe
(Writer and Poet - Widely Regarded as a Central Figure of Romanticism in the United States)
Edgar Allan Poe
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Birthdate: January 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1849

American writer Edgar Allan Poe is regarded as the architect of modern short story, the inventor of the detective-fiction genre and a major contributor towards science fiction genre. The influential writer is recognised for his tales of mystery and macabre. His notable works include The Raven (poem), The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher (short stories).

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Mario J. Molina
(Mexican Chemist Who Won Nobel Prize for Discovering the Threat to Earth's Ozone Layer from CFC Gases)
Mario J. Molina
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 2020

Mario J. Molina was a Mexican chemist who played a key role in understanding and explaining the threat from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases to the Earth's ozone layer, which earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Molina was the third Mexican-born Nobel laureate and the first Mexican-born person to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Mario Lanza
(Actor, Tenor)
Mario Lanza
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1959
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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George Mason
(Patriot, U.S. Statesman)
George Mason
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1725
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia
Died: 1792
 5 
Leo Durocher
(Baseball player)
Leo Durocher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1991
 6 
Cyril Cusack
(Actor)
Cyril Cusack
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Birthdate: November 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Died: 1993
 7 
Christy Mathewson
(Baseball player)
Christy Mathewson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1925
 8 
Carlos Gracie
(Martial Artist and Developer of ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’)
Carlos Gracie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belém, Pará, Brazil
Died: 1994

Remembered as a pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Carlos Gracie was enrolled into wrestling classes to channelize his aggression in childhood. He also followed what is known as the Gracie diet. Thirteen of his 21 children have the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. He and his family developed the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

 9 
Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Alfred Deakin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1919

The second prime minister of Australia and Federation movement leader Alfred Deakin had developed an interest in literature and philosophy and had written several pieces of drama and poetry while studying to be a barrister. He later joined the Liberal Party. He spent his final years struggling with memory loss.

 10 
Charles Rocket
(Actor)
Charles Rocket
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Birthdate: August 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangor, Maine, USA
Died: 2005
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Physician & Poet)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1894
 12 
Clarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)
Clarence Birdseye
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Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1956
 13 
Harvey Cushing
(American Neurosurgeon, Pathologist, Writer and the First Person to Describe Cushing’s Disease)
Harvey Cushing
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1939
 14 
Peggy McCay
(Actress)
Peggy McCay
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Birthdate: November 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2018
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Anna Politkovskaya
(Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist)
Anna Politkovskaya
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Birthdate: August 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2006

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian writer, journalist, and human rights activist. She is best remembered for reporting the Second Chechen War. In spite of various acts of intimidation and violence, Politkovskaya never gave up reporting on the war. Her efforts and work earned her several international awards, such as the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award. Politkovskaya was murdered in 2006.

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Emil Kraepelin
(Psychiatrist)
Emil Kraepelin
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Birthdate: February 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neustrelitz, Germany
Died: 1926

The son of a musician, Emil Kraepelin, remembered as the founder of psychiatry, was the first to differentiate between dementia praecox, now known as schizophrenia, and manic-depressive psychosis. His classification of mental illnesses influenced much of the research on the subject in the 20th century.

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Eleanor Lambert
(Fashion Publicist)
Eleanor Lambert
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Died: 2003
 18 
Radclyffe Hall
(Poet)
Radclyffe Hall
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Died: 1943
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George Baker
(English Actor and Writer Known for His Film 'I Claudius' and TV Series 'The Ruth Rendell Mysteries')
George Baker
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Birthdate: April 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria
Died: 2011

George Morris Baker was an English writer and actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Tiberius Caesar Augustus in the popular TV series I, Claudius. As a writer, Baker is well-known for his contribution to a TV play titled Fatal Spring, which earned him a UN peace award. George Morris Baker is also remembered for his charitable work.    

 20 
Allan Bloom
(Philosopher)
Allan Bloom
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Birthdate: September 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Died: 1992
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Irving Penn
(Photographer)
Irving Penn
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plainfield
Died: 2009

Irving Penn was an American photographer best remembered for his portraits, fashion photography, and still lifes. He was one of the earliest photographers to pose his subjects against a white or grey backdrop. During his illustrious career, he worked for popular publications like Vogue. He was honored by the German Society for Photography with the prestigious Cultural Award in 1987. 

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Agnes de Mille
(American dancer and choreographer)
Agnes de Mille
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1993
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John Langdon Down
(British Physician)
John Langdon Down
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torpoint, Cornwall, England
Died: 1896

British doctor John Langdon Down was pushed to assist at his father’s shop at 14. He gained an interest in medicine after apprenticing with a London surgeon. A pioneer in the treatment of mentally challenged patients, he is remembered for his study of what is now known as Down syndrome.

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Charles the Simple
(King)
Charles the Simple
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Birthdate: September 17, 0879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: France
Died: 0929
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George E. Palade
(Cell Biologist)
George E. Palade
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: 2008

Romanian-born Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist George E. Palade moved to the U.S. after World War II. He is best remembered for his discovery of the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum. He used electron microscopy to study various cell structures and spent most of his life teaching at prestigious institutes.

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Maud Allan
(Canadian Dancer Known for Her 'Dance of the Seven Veils')
Maud Allan
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 27, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1956

Maud Allan was a Canadian dancer who became known for her Dance of the Seven Veils. She studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik and became a piano teacher. She later abandoned the piano in favor of dance. She was very creative as a dancer and even designed her own costumes. She became a dance teacher in her later years.  

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Daniel Chester French
(Sculptor)
Daniel Chester French
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter
Died: 1931

Daniel Chester French was an American sculptor best remembered for designing the iconic monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. He is also credited with designing the Pulitzer Prize gold medal along with H. Augustus Lukeman in 1917. Daniel Chester French also founded or co-founded many organizations like the National Sculpture Society (NSS) and the American Academy in Rome.

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Marie Lloyd
(Singer)
Marie Lloyd
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1922
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Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
(Victor Amadeus I)
Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy
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Birthdate: May 8, 1587
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1637
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Guru Gobind Singh
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Birthdate: December 22, 1666
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Patna, India
Died: 1708
Guru Gobind Singh, the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur, became the 10th guru, or spiritual leader, of the Sikhs after his father was killed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. He established the concept of the “Five Ks” of Sikhs and formed the Khalsa community. He also finalized the Guru Granth Sahib.
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Robert F. Stockton
(Senator)
Robert F. Stockton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1866
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Natalia Ginzburg
(Auhtor Known for His Works 'Family Sayings' and 'The Advertisement')
Natalia Ginzburg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: 1991

Natalia Ginzburg was an Italian author who dealt with sensitive subjects like politics and family relationships during the Second World War. Ginzburg's works were often translated into English for readers in the USA and the UK. Over the course of her illustrious career, Natalia Ginzburg won several prestigious awards, such as the Bagutta Prize and Strega Prize.

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Patrice Chéreau
(French Opera/Stage Director and Filmmaker)
Patrice Chéreau
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Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lézigné, Huillé-Lézigné, France
Died: 2013

French opera and theater director and filmmaker Patrice Chéreau is best known for his historical romantic drama La Reine Margot, or Queen Margot, and the erotic drama film Intimacy, both of which won multiple awards. He has staged many prominent plays at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. His many awards include the Cannes Jury Prize.

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Seebohm Rowntree
(British Sociologist and Philanthropist Known for His Studies of Poverty and Welfare)
Seebohm Rowntree
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Birthdate: July 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: York, England
Died: 1954

Though he initially studied chemistry, Seebohm Rowntree soon joined his family cocoa business. He soon introduced employee-friendly policies, such as the 5-day work week and a pension plan, in the company. His pioneering study of working-class homes in York became an iconic sociological treatise on the poor.

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Harry Gallatin
(Basketball player)
Harry Gallatin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxana, Illinois, United States
Died: 2015
 36 
Thomas Reid
(Philosopher)
Thomas Reid
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Birthdate: May 7, 1710
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strachan, Scotland, Great Britain
Died: 1796

Thomas Reid was a Scottish philosopher best remembered for founding the Scottish School of Common Sense. Reid, who played an important part in the Scottish Enlightenment, advocated common sense realism as opposed to his contemporary David Hume who advocated metaphysical naturalism. Thomas Reid is also credited with co-founding the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783.

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Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
(Politician)
Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
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Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Unguja, Tanzania
Died: 1870
 38 
Paul Tournier
(Physician)
Paul Tournier
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: 1986
 39 
Ed Blackwell
(Drummer)
Ed Blackwell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1992
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Herblock
(Editorial Cartoonist)
Herblock
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Birthdate: October 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2001
 41 
Walter William Skeat
(Anthropologist)
Walter William Skeat
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Birthdate: November 21, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: 1912
British philologist, Walter William Skeat, was instrumental in developing the English language as a higher education subject in the UK. His research led to the publication of two major works: Malay Magic and Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula. Born in London, Skeat was the founder and only president of the English Dialect Society from 1873 to 1896.
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Paul Sérusier
(French Post-Impressionist Painter and Theorist)
Paul Sérusier
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Birthdate: November 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1927

French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Sérusier, considered a pioneer of abstract art, was a member of Les Nabis group that played a key role in transition from impressionism and academic art to abstract art and symbolism. His 1888 painting The Talisman, made under guidance of Paul Gauguin at the artist's colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany, became an icon of 20th-century art.  

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William Douglas
(Boxer)
William Douglas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Shelby Singleton
(Record producer)
Shelby Singleton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waskom, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
 45 
Andrew Brimmer
(Economist)
Andrew Brimmer
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Birthdate: September 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newellton, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2012
 46 
Renate Muller
(Actress)
Renate Muller
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Birthdate: April 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich, German Empire Germany
Died: 1937
 47 
Siegfried Lenz
(German Writer Best Known For His Novel ‘The German Lesson')
Siegfried Lenz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elk, Poland
Died: 2014

Siegfried Lenz was a German writer best remembered for his novels, essays, and short stories. He also served as a soldier in Nazi Germany's navy during World War II. He then went on to establish himself as a notable writer, winning prestigious awards like the International Nonino Prize and the Goethe Prize.

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Helmut Lent
(German Night-Fighter Ace in World War II)
Helmut Lent
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pyrehne, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: 1944
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Christopher R. W. Nevinson
(One of the Most Famous War Artists of World War I)
Christopher R. W. Nevinson
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Birthdate: August 13, 1889
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: 1946
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William Wetmore Story
(Poet)
William Wetmore Story
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1895