Milestones in the life of Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21st to Dr. Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois.
Hemingway graduates high school and in October begins reporting for the Kansas City Star. He joins the 7th Missouri Infantry, a temporary unit in the Missouri National Guard.
He leaves for Italy and World War I. Serves as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross. Becomes seriously wounded in the leg by a trench mortar shell explosion. While recuperating, he has an affair with nurse Agnes von Kurowsky; this relationship provides inspiration for A Farewell to Arms.
Becomes a reporter for the Toronto Star.
Marries Hadley Richardson. The newlyweds move to Paris.
Travels to Constantinople to cover the war between Greece and Turkey for the Toronto Star.
Three Stories and Ten Poems is published in Paris. First child, son Jack Hemingway, is born.
Finishes short story “Big Two-Hearted River”
Meets F. Scott Fitzgerald shortly after The Great Gatsby is published. Begins work on The Sun Also Rises.
The Sun Also Rises and The Torrents of Spring are published.
Ernest divorces Hadley Richardson and marries Pauline Pfeiffer. The short story collection Men Without Women is published.
Moves to Key West, Florida. Is in Kansas City for the birth of his second son, Patrick. Ernest\’s father, Dr. Clarence Hemingway, commits suicide.
A Farewell to Arms is published.
The short story collection The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories is published.
Third son, Gregory, is born in Kansas City.
Death in the Afternoon is published.
Publishes short story collection, Winner Take Nothing. The Hemingway family goes on a safari in Africa.
Accidentally shoots himself in the leg. Green Hills of Africa is published.
Begins work as a correspondent covering the Spanish Civil War. Appears on the cover of Time magazine. To Have and Have Not is published.
“The Fifth Column,” a Hemingway play, opens in New York. Divorces Pauline Pfeiffer and marries Martha Gellhorn. Buys a house in Cuba known as La Finca Vigia. For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
Ernest and Martha tour China as journalists and witness its war with Japan.
The edited anthology Men at War is published.
Is in a serious automobile accident and suffers a concussion and severe head lacerations. Accompanies British Royal Air Force on missions in France and Germany. Meets writer Mary Welsh in London.
Martha Gellhorn divorces Hemingway.
Marries Mary Welsh.
Awarded Bronze Star for service in World War II.
Across the River and into the Trees is published.
Ernest\’s mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, dies.
The Old Man and the Sea is published.
Wins Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
While on a safari in Africa, the Hemingways survive two plane crashes. Awarded Nobel Prize for literature.
Travels to Spain for bullfighting articles for Life magazine. Buys a home in Ketchum, Idaho.
Commits suicide on July 2nd.
The compilation The Wild Years is published.
The memoir A Moveable Feast is published.
Islands in the Stream is published.
The Nick Adams Stories, a compilation, is published.