Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807 - 24 March 1882
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator. Born in Portland, Maine, Longfellow was one of the five Fireside Poets, a group of New England poets who were popular in the 19th century. He was the first American poet to achieve international recognition, and his works are still widely read today. He was also a professor of modern languages at Harvard University for many years. Some of his most famous works include "The Song of Hiawatha," "Evangeline," and "Paul Revere's Ride." Longfellow's poetry is known for its musicality, romantic themes, and historical subject matter. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of 75.