I decided that I was going to do another author fan facts post, this time on Ernest Hemingway. When people say is name there is a lot about him that immediately jumps to the mind. We all know he was an author, but what more can you say you know about him. I will admit that I don’t know that much about him, but I found as I did the research for facts about him, I was learning things that I never would have thought could be tied to him. I hope to teach you all something new about the man we all know as Ernest Hemingway with this post!
Let’s get the list of facts started!
- He was accused, but cleared of war crimes, and some believed him to be a member of the KGB
- In his 1964 memoir A Moveable Feast, he admits to settling a dispute between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald’s wife, when he took Fitzgerald to the means bathroom and looked at Fitzgerald’s manly part to confirm it was normal size
- One of his best works was written because he left his luggage at the Ritz
- He almost died in back to back airplane crashes
- He was born on July 21, 1899 in Illinois
- His most beloved works include The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1953)
- His mother wanted a girl, so when Ernest was little, she would dress him up in dresses and call him Ernestine
- He became a member of the Ambulance Corps during World War I
- He was married four times, and dedicated four of his books to each of his four wives
- He preferred to write his books standing up instead of sitting down
- Hemingway, in his lifetime, survived skin cancer, anthrax, malaria, dysentery, hepatitis, anemia, high blood pressure, a rupture kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, pneumonia, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull and three car crashes
- Earnest took his own life on July 2, 1961
I hope you were able to learn something about Ernest Hemingway that you didn’t already know, I know I sure did! If you want to read more about any of the facts provided above, please visit the websites below, as I used them to get the facts provided above together!