in the Navy, who on the night of September 4, 1804, gave his life before Tripoli
in the war with Algiers
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
was born on the 27th February, 1807; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825; in 1829 was appointed Professor
of Modern Languages in the same college; was married in 1831 to Mary Storer Potter
(daughter of Barrett Potter
), who died in 1835; in 1836 was appointed Professor
of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres in Harvard College, which office he held till 1854.
He was again married in July, 1843, to Frances Elizabeth Appleton
, daughter of Nathan Appleton
, of Boston
She died in 1861.
Their children were Charles Appleton
, Ernest Wadsworth
, Frances (who died in infancy), Alice Mary
, and Anne Allegra
He died on the 24th March, 1882.