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Walt Whitman
(1819 - 1898)

1819 Born 31 May in Long Island, New York
1823 Family moves to Brooklyn
1830s Learns printing trade on Brooklyn Patriot and Star, teaches briefly, founds a weekly newspaper on Long Island
1840s Works as a compositor for New World, as a journalist and printer for Aurora and The Evening Tattler
1841 Death in the School Room published
1842 Franklin Evans published
1845 Writes theatre, music, and literary criticism for The Brooklyn Eagle
1848 Briefly works for New Orleans Crescent, returns to edit the Brooklyn Freeman
1855 Leaves of Grass published
1857 Editor Brooklyn Times
1861 Outbreak of Civil War : Whitman devotes himself to nursing the dying and the injured
1865 Drum Taps published
1865 Receives an appointment as a clerk in the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1867 Democratic Vistas I published
1868 Democratic Vistas II published
1870 Passage to India published
1873 Suffers a paralytic stroke, goes to live with brother in Camden, NJ
1874 A Prayer of Columbus and Song of the Redwood Tree published
1882 Specimen Days and Collect published
1888 November Boughs published
1891 Goodbye My Fancy published
1891 Dies 26 March in Camden

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