Walt Whitman Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Net Worth

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Walt Whitman (Walter Whitman)

Last Updated: 19 May, 2023 | Views: 429

Age: 72

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Journalist, Essayist

Famous For: American Poet, "Leaves Of Grass"

Walt Whitman Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
31 May, 1819 (72 Years 09 Months 24 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Place
West Hills

Birth Sign



Died on
26 Mar, 1892

Cause of Death

Walt Whitman Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
An American journalist, poet, and humanist, Walter Whitman was born in 1832. Transcendentalism and realism are two of his major approaches to poetry, which reflect in his works. Growing up in Brooklyn, he lived there for most of his career. He was born into a family of Long Island farmers. Autodidact, he had to give up school at age 11 in order to augment the family's income. He then took on various jobs, including teaching, and anonymously published poems.  
Walt Whitman, then nineteen years old, founded the Long Islander while living on Long Island with his family, serving as reporter, editor, printer, and delivery boy for the newspaper. 
Walter Whitman was publishing ten editorials in three newspapers by the early 1840s, entitled Sun-Down Papers-From, the Desk of a Schoolmaster.
1842: Walter Whitman appointment as editor of The New York Aurora occurred. 
1844: Walter Whitman’s interest in Ralph Waldo Emerson began when he came across an essay by the philosopher.
1846: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle appointed Walter Whitman editor. 
1848: Walter Whitman’s support for the Free-Soil wing of the Democratic Party led Walt Whitman to leave the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
1849: During the fall, he served as editor of the Brooklyn Freeman, a free-soil newspaper founded in New York.
1865: A collection of war poems called Drum-Taps was published by him.
Awards or achievements:
New Jersey Hall of Fame
Legacy Walk in Chicago
Throughout his life, he revised and added to Leaves of Grass, a collection of poems.
Song of Myself, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, I Sing the Body Electric, and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
During a four-day period following Whitman's death, he was buried at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden. In the cause of death, it has been cited that "the left side was affected by pleurisy, the right lung was consumed, and the kidneys were affected by parenchymatous nephritis.".

Walt Whitman Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Walt Whitman Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Walter Whitman, Sr.

Mother's Name
Louisa Van Velsor Whitman

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Hannah Louisa Whitman, Mary Elizabeth Whitman

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