Biography

Herman Melville Biography

Herman Melville Biography

Best known for his great literary work of Moby Dick, Herman Melville is among the most prolific writers of a generation. Herman was the first American to have his works published by the Library of America after collecting them. Herman’s literary acclaim flared in the…

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Chronology

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Chronology

1774 – Thomas Melvill (1751-1832), Melville’s paternal grandfather, marries Priscilla Scollay (1755-1833), Melville’s paternal grandmother. 1778 – Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812), Melville’s maternal grandfather, marries Catherine Van Schaick (1751-1830), Melville’s maternal grandmother. 1781 – Lemuel Shaw (1781-1861), Melville’s father-in-law, is born.…

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