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Barlow, Joel

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Poets, Politician

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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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