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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Longfellow in 1868

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American writer. He was born on February 27, 1807 in Portland, Maine. He died on March 24, 1882 (aged 75) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He was a professor at Bowdoin and then Harvard colleges. He left teaching to devote himself to writing. He was married twice and fathered several children.

Longfellow wrote the poems Evangeline, The Courtship of Miles Standish, Paul Revere's Ride, The Village Blacksmith, The Children's Hour, and The Song of Hiawatha.

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