John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
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Born(1807-12-17)December 17, 1807
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
DiedSeptember 7, 1892(1892-09-07) (aged 84)
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, United States
OccupationEditor, poet
RelativesElizabeth Hussey Whittier, sister

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John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the fireside poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings, as well as his 1866 book Snow-Bound.