David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace bio

Birth Name: David Foster Wallace

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Ithaca

Date Of Birth: February 21, 1962

Date Of Death: September 12, 2008

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

David Foster Wallace was born on the 21st of February, 1962. He was known for being a Novelist. A brilliant but troubled author, he is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.

David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca. His debut novel, The Broom of the System, which compared the U.S. to Disneyland, was published when he was just twenty-four years old. His books are known for their long sentences with complex punctuation, and also for their exploration of the whole of human existence.

David Foster Wallace was a Pisces and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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David Foster Wallace was born in 1960s. The 1960s were an era of protests. The decade was dominated by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, Cuban Missile Crisis, antiwar protests and saw the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. It also marked the first man landed on the moon. Discover what happened on this day.

David Foster Wallace is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, David Foster Wallace kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

David Foster Wallace was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: David Foster Wallace
NICKNAME: David Foster
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: David Foster Wallace was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: David Foster Wallace was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: David Foster Wallace had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

David Foster Wallace’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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