1807 – 1882

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in the seaport town of  Portland, Maine  and studied at Bowdoin College.  After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and later, at Harvard College. Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts , in the former headquarters of George Washington.  

The great American educator and poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride,” “The Song of Hiawatha,”  and “The Arrow And The Song" became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas.

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