William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant

Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jun 1878 (aged 83)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Roslyn, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 142 · View Source
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Poet. His first poem, "Thanatopsis," was published when the poet was 17 years old. His first book of poetry was published in 1821, though it earned him less than $15. He continued writing, building a national reputation as a "fireside poet," while working to make ends meet. He practiced law for a short time in Massachusetts before moving to New York to work as an editor. Eventually, he became editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post, a post he held for 50 years. After his death, a park in New York was named Bryant Park in his honor.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cullen Bryant (3 Nov 1794–12 Jun 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142, citing Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .