Anthony Hecht bio

Birth Name: Anthony Hecht

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: January 16, 1923

Date Of Death: October 20, 2004

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Anthony Hecht was born on the 16th of January, 1923. He was known for being a Poet. Twentieth-century American poet known for Millions of Strange Shadows, A Summoning of Stones, and other Holocaust-themed works. He is remembered for being one of the founders of a light verse form known as the double dactyl.

Anthony Hecht was born in New York City. He was a member of the 97th Infantry Division that liberated the Flossenburg Nazi concentration camp at the end of World War II. He attended Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and later taught at the University of Rochester.

Anthony Hecht was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Anthony Hecht was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Anthony Hecht is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Anthony Hecht was born in the Year of the Pig.

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REAL NAME: Anthony Hecht
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Anthony Hecht was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Anthony Hecht was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Anthony Hecht had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Anthony Hecht’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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