Claude McKay

Claude McKay bio

Birth Name: Claude McKay

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Clarendon Parish

Date Of Birth: September 15, 1889

Date Of Death: May 22, 1948

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: Jamaican

Claude McKay was born on the 15th of September, 1889. He was best known for being a Poet. Jamaican-American poet and author associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for such novels as Home to Harlem, Banana Bottom, and Banjo. His poetry collections include Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads.

Claude McKay was born in Clarendon Parish. He left his native Jamaica in 1912 to attend the Tuskegee Institute. He later transferred to Kansas State University. He was active in communist circles during the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Claude McKay was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Claude McKay was born in 1880s.

Claude McKay 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".


Claude’s Claude McKay attended Tuskegee Institute (1912), Kansas State Teachers College (1912-14).


Claude McKay’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Claude McKay’s parents.

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Claude McKay was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Claude McKay
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Claude McKay was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Claude McKay was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Claude McKay had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Claude McKay’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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