James Whitcomb Riley bio

Birth Name: James Whitcomb Riley

Occupation: Children’s Author

Place Of Birth: Greenfield

Date Of Birth: October 7, 1849

Date Of Death: July 22, 1916

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

James Whitcomb Riley was born on the 7th of October, 1849. He was famous for being a Children’s Author. A Nineteenth-century author of dialect works and children’s poetry, he is particularly known for poems such as “Little Orphant Annie” and “The Raggedy Man.” The former work was the inspiration for the Little Orphan Annie character of comic strip, stage play, and film fame.

James Whitcomb Riley was born in Greenfield. He ended his schooling after the eighth grade. He began his career as a poet after appealing to the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for literary and publishing advice. An Indiana native, he earned the nickname, “The Hoosier Poet,” for his incorporation of local dialect into his work.

James Whitcomb Riley was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Whitcomb Riley was born in 1840s.

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

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Personal Life

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James Whitcomb Riley was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Whitcomb Riley
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: James Whitcomb Riley was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Whitcomb Riley was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: James Whitcomb Riley had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

James Whitcomb Riley’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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