Paul Laurence Dunbar bio

Birth Name: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Dayton

Date Of Birth: June 27, 1872

Date Of Death: February 9, 1906

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on the 27th of June, 1872. He was popular for being a Poet. African-American poet and author known for dialect-heavy poetic works such as Oak and Ivy and Lyrics of Lowly Life. His works of fiction include The Uncalled (novel) and Folks From Dixie (short stories).

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton. He was one of the few black students in his Dayton, Ohio high school, and he graduated near the top of his class. The first African-American poet to rise to national fame, he was highly praised by Frederick Douglass .

Paul Laurence Dunbar was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in 1870s.

Paul Laurence Dunbar 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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Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in the Year of the Monkey.

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REAL NAME: Paul Laurence Dunbar
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Paul Laurence Dunbar 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: Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Paul Laurence Dunbar 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.

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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