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William Cullen Bryant
(1794 - 1878)

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1794 Born in Cummington, Massachusetts, on 3 November
1807 At the age of 13, publishes a political satire, The Embargo of an embargo policy of Thomas Jefferson
1810 Enters William's College as a sophomore (leaves at close of second term)
1815 Admitted to the bar at Plymouth, Massachusetts
1817 Thanatopsis published
1825 Establishes The New York Review
1825 Moves to New York City
1826 Secures post as associate editor of The Evening Post
1828 Becomes part owner and editor in chief of Evening Post
1832 First edition of collected poems published
1836 Joins New York Evening Post
1850 The Letters of a Traveller published
1852 The Fountain, and other Poems published
1860 Introduces Abraham Lincoln before the audience at Cooper Union in New York
1866 Wife dies
1869 Completes translation of the Iliad
1871 Completes translation of the Odyssey
1878 Dies after a fall
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