Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
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American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).
Born: 1 August 1819 in New York City, New York, United States
Died: 28 September 1891