Horatio Alger Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Horatio Alger (Horatio Alger Jr.)

Last Updated: 09 Jan, 2024 | Views: 286

Age: 67

Profession: Author

Famous For: American author wrote Ragged Dick

Higher Education: Harvard Divinity School, Harvard College

Horatio Alger Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
13 Jan, 1832 (67 Years 06 Months 5 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
18 Jul, 1899

Cause of Death
Bronchitis And Asthma

Horatio Alger Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Horatio Alger, a well-known American author, was born in Massachusetts. Famous American writer Horatio Alger, Jr. wrote books in the 19th century that focused on the problems and difficulties faced by young boys. Most of his tales resembled fairy tales, with the poor hero achieving dignity and a better way of life through toil, bravery, and honesty. His literary style significantly impacted the gilded age of American society and other writers. 


In 1861, Horatio was enlisted in the army, but he was shortly discharged because of his dire condition. Since he could not participate in active military service, he produced numerous war ballads and poetry to show his patriotism. 

In December 1864, Alger agreed to work as a pastor at Brewster, Massachusetts' First Unitarian Church and Society. In addition to his pastoral duties, he ran anti-smoking and anti-drinking campaigns and organized games for boys. 

In 1865, Horatio released another book for boys called "Paul Prescott's Charge," which was well received. Additionally, he contributed articles to the monthly mortality journal Student and Schoolmate, published for males. 

Alger was the subject of allegations of sexual misbehavior and moral rot in 1866, and two boys testified that he had abused them. He departed the church without contesting the accusations.

Achievements and Awards:

Horatio released "Frank's Campaign" in 1864, a tale about a little boy who raises a child army during the American Civil War.

Alger developed a passion for writing early on. In addition to winning multiple accolades, he developed his unique style of writing stories, essays, and poetry there. 

Unknown facts:

After graduating from college, he struggled for a long time to find literary success because so many of his early works were rejected.

Horatio Alger Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 158 cm
In Meters 1.58 m
In Feet & Inches 5'2"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 kg
In Pounds 149 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Horatio Alger Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Reverend Horatio Alger, Sr.

Mother's Name
Olive Augusta Fenno


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