William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells bio

Birth Name: William Dean Howells

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Martins Ferry

Date Of Birth: March 1, 1837

Date Of Death: May 11, 1920

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William Dean Howells was born on the 1st of March, 1837. He was famous for being a Novelist. A late 19th and early 20th-century American literary critic and author, he edited the Atlantic Monthly and published numerous short stories, including the popular “Christmas Every Day.” His novels include The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Sleeping Car.

William Dean Howells was born in Martins Ferry. At an early age, he helped his newspaper editor father with printing work. He later wrote for the Ohio State Journal. His 1882 novel, A Modern Instance, established his literary reputation.

William Dean Howells was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Dean Howells was born in 1830s.

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

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Personal Life

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

William Dean Howells was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Dean Howells
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: William Dean Howells 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: William Dean Howells was born in the Year of the Tiger. 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: William Dean Howells 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.

William Dean Howells’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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