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Oliver Wendell Holmes
(1809 - 1894)

1809 Born 29 August at Cambridge, Mass
1819 Attends a school in Cambridgeport
1829 Graduates at Harvard University
1830 "Old Ironsides" written
1833 Travels to Europe, studies in Paris until 1835
1836 Takes degree as doctor of medicine at Cambridge
1838 Appointed to the chair of Anatomy and Physiology in Dartmouth College
1839 Marries Amelia Lee Jackson
1841 Son, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. born
1847 Appointed chair at Harvard (professor of anatomy and physiology)
1857 Begins to contribute to the Atlantic Monthly
1858 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table published
1860 The Professor of the Breakfast Table published
1861 Elsie Venner published
1862 Songs in Many Keys published
1872 Mechanism in Thought and Morals published
1872 The Poet of the Breakfast Table published
1875 Songs of Many Seasons published
1880 The Iron Gate, and Other Poems published
1881 Poetical Works published
1883 Pages from an Old Volume of Life published
1885 Biography Ralph Waldo Emerson published
1887 Before the Curfew and Other Poems published
1888 Wife dies
1891 Over the Teacups published
1894 Dies 7 October

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