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Born: August 1, 1819

Died: September 28, 1891 (aged 72)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet

Bio: Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention, and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten.

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