As per our current Database, Herman Melville has been died on Sep 28, 1891 (age 72).
When Herman Melville die, Herman Melville was 72 years old.
|Popular As||Herman Melville|
|Age||72 years old|
|Born||August 1, 1819 (New York City, NY)|
|Town/City||New York City, NY|
Herman Melville’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
Herman Melville was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
A towering figure in American literature, Melville is the author of several seafaring tales, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Typee," and "Moby-Dick." He is also famous for shorter works such as "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno."
He worked as a surveyor for the Erie Canal before taking a position on the crew of a New York ship headed for Liverpool. Later, he sailed on the whaling ship Acushnet, an experience that inspired his masterpiece novel, Moby-Dick.
Despite the immense critical acclaim that Moby-Dick has received over the decades, the book was panned by critics at the time of its initial publication, and it ruined Melville's literary reputation during his own lifetime.
He and his seven siblings were born in New York City to Maria Gansevoort Melvill and Allan Melvill. Herman Melville (who changed the spelling of his last name) married Elizabeth Shaw in 1847, and the couple had two daughters and two sons.
He was very good friends with Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter.