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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Born: February 27, 1807

Died: March 24, 1882 (aged 75)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include Paul Revere's Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

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