Margaret Mitchell

American author and journalist (1900–1949)

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949)[1] was an American novelist.[2] She is best known for writing Gone with the Wind.[2] She was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[2] Her mother's family was Irish Roman Catholic. In Atlanta on 11 August 1949, Mitchell was hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. Five days later, she died of her injuries.[2] The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.


  1. "Margaret Mitchell | American novelist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "New Georgia Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-12-25.