LONGFELLOW Henry Wadsworth
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a famed 19th century scholar, novelist and poet, born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine (USA). Longfellow became a Harvard scholar versed in several European languages. He was heavily influenced by Romanticism and made a name as a poet and novelist with works like Hyperion, Evangeline, Poems on Slavery and The Song of Hiawatha. He was also known for his translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Longfellow died on March 24, 1882, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.