O Henry

O Henry bio

Birth Name: William Sidney Porter

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Greensboro

Date Of Birth: September 11, 1862

Date Of Death: June 5, 1910

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

O Henry was born on the 11th of September, 1862. He was best known for being a Novelist. Author whose famous, witty short stories often have surprise endings. His best-known works include The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, and The Cop and the Anthem.

O Henry was born in Greensboro. He worked in his uncle’s drugstore, and at age nineteen became a licensed pharmacist. He subsequently moved to Texas, where he participated in music and theater groups and was employed as a journalist. His story, The Gift of the Magi, has been reworked and retold many times.

O Henry was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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O Henry was born in 1860s.

William Sidney Porter 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".


O’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


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

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Personal Life

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

O Henry was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Sidney Porter
NICKNAME: Olivier Henry, Oliver Henry, William Porter
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: O Henry 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: O Henry was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: O Henry 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.

O Henry’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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