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Walt Whitman

Poet & humanist
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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 31 May 1819
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: March 26, 1892
BIOGRAPHY

Walt Whitman was bornon 31 May 1819 in U.S., American, is Poet & humanist. Walter Whitman was an American poet, journalist and humanist. The poet is mainly known for his approach to Transcendentalism and realism and mastery in free verses, which would mirror in his works. Among his most famous works, is his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was also his first significant work as a poet. The collection was first published in 1855 and since then, he kept it revising and expanding until his death. The poetry was initially labeled and banned for its obscenity though it later gained popularity and has been translated into a number of foreign languages. Whitman was also a teacher and a government clerk before taking on writing and worked as a nurse during the American Civil War. Though he opposed the slavery system in America and wrote poetries moved by their sufferings, he did not participate in the abolitionary movement at any point in his life. The poet died in 1892, at age seventy two.

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