Countee Cullen

Countee Cullen bio

Birth Name: Countee Porter Cullen

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Lexington

Date Of Birth: May 30, 1903

Date Of Death: January 9, 1946

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Countee Cullen was born on the 30th of May, 1903. He was known for being a Poet. Poet associated with the Harlem Renaissance and known for Color, a landmark poetry collection. His other works include Copper Sun, Harlem Wine, and Tableau.

Countee Cullen was born in Lexington. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University and went on to pursue a graduate degree in English at Harvard University. He wrote several prose works for children. One of these, My Lives and How I Lost Them, was written from the point of view of his cat.

Countee Cullen was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Countee Cullen was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Countee Porter Cullen 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".


Countee’s Countee Porter Cullen attended DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY and BA, New York University (1925), MA, Harvard University (1926).


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

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Countee Cullen was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

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REAL NAME: Countee Porter Cullen
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Countee Cullen was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Countee Cullen was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Countee Cullen 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.

Countee Cullen’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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