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Joel Barlow
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Born: March 24, 1754

Died: December 26, 1812 (aged 58)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, businessman, diplomat, politician

Bio: Joel Barlow was an American poet, diplomat and politician. In his own time, Barlow was well known for the epic Vision of Columbus. Modern readers may be more familiar with The Hasty Pudding. He also partly drafted the Treaty of Tripoli, which includes the controversial and disputed phrase: ...the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.

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