- Longfellow - America's Uncrowned Poet Laureate [Chronology]
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(1807 - 1882)

1807 Born 27 February, Portland Maine
1825 Graduates from Bowdoin College
1826 Travels in Europe through 1829
1829 Appointed professor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin
1831 Marries Mary Storer Potter
1835 Accepts position at Harvard as Professorship of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres, studies in Scandinavia and Germany, wife Mary dies
1839 Hyperion and Voices of the Night published
1841 Ballads and Other Poems and The Children of the Lord's Supper published
1842 Poems on Slavery published, spends time in Germany
1843 Marries Francis Elizabeth (Fanny) Appleton, The Spanish Student published
1847 Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie published
1849 Kavanagh: A Tale published, father dies
1850 The Seaside and the Fireside published
1851 The Golden Legend published, mother dies
1854 Resigns position at Harvard
1861 Wife Fanny dies in fire, Longfellow is scarred and retreats from public life
1868 Travels again to Europe, receives many honours
1882 In the Harbor published, dies 24 March

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