Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), an American educator and poet, was born in Portland, Maine. The most popular American poet of the nineteenth century, Longfellow wrote several famous poems, includingThe Song of Hiawatha(1855), noted for its rhythm and sing - song meter. He also translatedDante's The Divine Comedy and was a member of the Fireside Poets. Longfellow'sother famous works are Paul Revere's Ride (1861) andEvangeline (1847).
The most celebrated American poet of the 19th century. Longfellow's work popularized American poetry not only in his own country but world over. His verse laid the basis of American mythology.