Max Ehrmann was an American writer, poet, and attorney from Terre Haute, Indiana, widely known for his 1927 prose poem “Desiderata”. He often wrote on spiritual themes.
|Born:||September 26, 1872, Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Died:||September 9, 1945, Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Resting place:||Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Alma mater:||DePauw University, Harvard University|
|Known for:||Prose poem “Desiderata” (1927)|
|Home town:||Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Spouse(s):||Bertha Pratt King Ehrmann|
About Max Ehrmann
American poet and author most remembered for “Desiderata,” a prose poem published in 1927. His other works include The Wife of Marobuis, The Bank Robbery, and The Plummer.
He attended DePauw University and served as editor of the university’s news publication.
He studied law at Harvard University and became an attorney in his home state of Indiana.
He married Bertha Pratt King Ehrmann in June of 1945; sadly, he died only three months later.
He was influenced by the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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- Writers from Terre Haute, Indiana
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- DePauw University alumni
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