Mark Twain Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Last Updated: 07 Nov, 2023 | Views: 408

Age: 74

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur, Humorist, Publisher, Lecturer

Famous For: Wrote Adventures of Huckleberr (Book)

Mark Twain Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
30 Nov, 1835 (74 Years 04 Months 22 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
21 Apr, 1910

Mark Twain Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Mark Twain, a well-known American children's author, was born in Boston. He was well-liked and had friendships with the presidents, important businessmen, and even the European aristocracy. He had a challenging upbringing in Missouri, where he was born into a poor household. When Twain was only 11 years old, his father passed away suddenly in 1847, forcing him to work to support his family. Because of his early hardships, he developed empathy for the working class. He was chosen as a river pilot's apprentice when he was young and later earned his river pilot license. During the "Civil War," he started writing.


At 18, he resigned from the "Hannibal Journal" and started working as a printer in New York City.

Mark attended public libraries at this time and devoured books to educate himself.

Mark's favorite childhood fantasy was to work on steamboats. He was delighted to be taken on as an apprentice by steamboat captain Horace E. Bixby, who taught him navigation.

Clemens received more than two years of demanding instruction before obtaining his river pilot's license in 1858. 

Mark cherished his work, but when the "Civil War" broke out in 1861, the river traffic halted, and he was compelled to find a new line of work.

Achievements and Awards:

In 1907, "Oxford University" conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) degree on Mark Twain.

His story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was a nationwide sensation and helped launch his great writing career. He was in high demand as a speaker due to his fame.

Unknown facts:

This renowned American writer was born in 1835, just after Halley's Comet made a stopover, and passed away in 1910, the day after it returned.

Mark Twain Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 174 cm
In Meters 1.74 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Mark Twain Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
John Marshall Clemens

Mother's Name
Jane Lampton Clemens

Olivia Langdon Clemens

Henry Clemens, Benjamin Clemens, Orion Clemens, Pleasant Clemens

Pamela Clemens, Margaret Clemens

Langdon Clemens

Clara Clemens, Jean Clemens, Susy Clemens

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