Owen Wister

Owen Wister bio

Birth Name: Owen Wister

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Philadelphia

Date Of Birth: July 14, 1860

Date Of Death: July 21, 1938

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Owen Wister was born on the 14th of July, 1860. He was popular for being a Novelist. An author of popular fiction set in the American West, he is best known for his 1902 novel, The Virginian, which established the cowboy as the archetypical American folk hero. His other works include Lady Baltimore (novel), Ulysses S. Grant (biography), and Red Men and White (short stories).

Owen Wister was born in Philadelphia. He briefly studied music in Paris before matriculating at Harvard Law School in the 1880s. He published his first novel, The Dragon of Wantley: His Tale, in 1892. His best-known work, The Virginian, established not only the cowboy archetype (a loner with a strong moral code), but also such Western genre staples as the heroine in need of saving and the climactic gun-battle showdown.

Owen Wister was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Owen Wister was born in 1860s.

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

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Personal Life

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

Owen Wister was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Owen Wister
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Owen Wister was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Owen Wister was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Owen Wister had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Owen Wister’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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