Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Poet, essayist, physician

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. He also wrote old ironsides, a famous poem.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes c. 1879
Oliver Wendell Holmes c. 1879
BornOliver Wendell Holmes
(1809-08-29)August 29, 1809
Cambridge, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 7, 1894(1894-10-07) (aged 85)
Boston, Massachusetts

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