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Barlow, Joel

Born: 1754 AD
Died: 1812 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Poets, Politician


1754 - Joel Barlow was born 24th of March in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut.


1778 - Barlow briefly attended Dartmouth College before graduating from Yale University.


1783 - Joel Barlow moved to Hartford, Connecticut.


1784 - He established a weekly paper, the American Mercury.


1786 - Joel Barlow was admitted to the bar.


1787 - He published a long and ambitious poem, The Vision of Columbus, which gave him a considerable literary reputation.


1788 - Joel Barlow went to France as the agent of the Scioto Land Company


1792 - He and was made a citizen of France.


1793 - The poem for which he is now best known is his mock-heroic Hasty Pudding.


1795-1797 - He was American consul at Algiers.


1796 - Joel Barlow was negotiating a treaty with Tripoli.


1807 - Joel Barlow had published in a sumptuous volume the Columbiad.


1811-1812 - He served as US ambassador to France.


1812 - Joel Barlow died 12 of December.





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