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Herman Melville
  • Name: Herman Melville
  • Born: 08/01/1819
  • Died: 09/28/1891 (72 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet, customs inspector

Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819– September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, Sailor, a posthumously published novella. Although his reputation was not high at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in 1919 was the starting point of a Melville revival and Moby-Dick grew to be considered one of the great American novels.

Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.

Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.

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