Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous and influential writers in history.

In 1953 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and a year later the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Ernest Hemingway interesting facts

1. Ernest Hemingway was born 120 years ago. He died 57 years ago (data: July 2019).

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2. He didn’t like his name because we had bad associations with “The Importance Of Being Earnest”.

3. His mother dreamed of a daughter. She could not accept the fact that she gave birth to a son. She dressed him in pink dresses and called him “Ernestine”.

4. In later years, for over a year she tired him learning to play the cello (she was a musician). Ernest claimed that no one in the world played worse than him.

5. It wasn’t easy with my father either. At the age of 3, hunt the first animal. He killed a hedgehog.

6. During World War I, he was an ambulance driver on the Italian front. A mortar bullet hurt his legs badly. It took several surgeries to get him back on his feet. After the war, he was awarded the Silver Medal for Military Valor.

7. He spent most of the day on his feet. He even wrote his works mostly standing.

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8. Ernest Hemingway has been married 4 times.

9. He was friends with Bronisław Zieliński, who translated most of his works into Polish.

10. Soviet astronomer Nikolai Chernihiv discovered an asteroid in 1978, which he named (3656) Hemingway.

11. He loved Polydactyl cats (with more than 5 fingers). Today they are often called Hemingway’s cats.

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12. In 1954, while in Africa, during two days, he participated in two air crashes. A few days later he was badly injured in a bushfire. Numerous burns prevented him from receiving the Nobel Prize in person.

13. Ernest Hemingway (in 1961), his father (in 1928) and his granddaughter (in 1996) committed suicide. His brother and sister also took their own lives.

14. In 1938, he caught 7 marlins in one day. Nobody has done something like this before.

15. In one of the letters he described his despair after he had to finish off the badly injured cat of Uncle Willie, who had accompanied him for 11 years.

16. Ernest Hemingway was under the supervision of the FBI. There is evidence that his phone was tapped.

17. He was an outstanding hunter. He could hunt over 300 rabbits in one day.

18. Ernest Hemingway suffered from malaria, skin cancer, pneumonia, diabetes and dysentery. In addition, he was infected with anthrax, had a ruptured spleen, kidney and liver, and a damaged skull.

19. He survived three serious car accidents.

20. He said the last words to his wife Maria: “Good night, my kitty.”

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Ernest Hemingway questions and answers

Where and when was Ernest Hemingway born?

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in the city of Oak Park, Illinois (United States).

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How many years did Ernest Hemingway live?

Ernest Hemingway lived to be 61 years old.

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How tall was Ernest Hemingway?

Ernest Hemingway was about 183 cm tall.

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Which Zodiac sign was Ernest Hemingway under?


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Where and when did Ernest Hemingway die?

Ernest Hemingway died on July 2, 1961 in the city of Ketchum, Idaho (United States).

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How did Ernest Hemingway die?

He committed suicide.

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What did Ernest Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for?

For creating the novel “The Old Man and the Sea”.

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Why did Ernest Hemingway kill himself?

One theory is that he believed it was one way to escape persecution by the FBI.

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