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Carl Sandburg
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Born: January 6, 1878

Died: July 22, 1967 (aged 89)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, journalist, author

Bio: Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Sandburg indubitably an American in every pulse-beat.

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