Whittier, John Greenleaf

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Name
Whittier, John Greenleaf Gender: M
born on 17 December 1807 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Haverhill MA, USA, 42n46, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°46' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°53 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 16°24'



John Greenleaf Whittier

Biography

American writer of poetry, hymns and novels who was called "the Quaker Poet," as his life and poetry were closely connected with his faith of his upbringing. Although he had very little early education, he discovered poetry at the age of 14 and was first published at 18 to become one of the best known American poets.

His first published works came to the attention of William Lloyd Garrison, who became his lifelong friend. Through him, Whittier became the editor of a Boston paper, 1829, which started his active involvement in the abolitionist movement, eventually devoting all of his energies to the cause. He became a member of the MA. Legislature 1834-1835, founded the Liberal Party in 1839, was a factor in the founding of the Democratic Party, served as editor of the "Pennsylvania Freeman," 1838-1840 and the Washington "National Era," 1847-1860. After the Civil War, his work "Snowbound", 1866, is generally considered to be his best work and made him famous. Whittier is also remembered for numerous ballads and has written over a hundred hymns.

He died on 9/07/1892, Hampton Falls, NH.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Job 1829 (First job as an editor)
  • Work : New Job 1834 (Member of the MA legislature)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1839 (Founder of the Liberal Party)
  • Work : Gain social status 1866 (Most noted work, "Snowbound")

Source Notes

Illustrated Astrology 8/1940 quotes family records given by the librarian of Boston public library. Same in Sabian Symbols No.966

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education limited
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Lifelong friend William L. Garrison)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Quaker)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Ballads and hymns)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Abolitionist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Member of legislature)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor on numerous newspapers)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of the Liberal Party)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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