Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod

Name Henry Timrod
Profession Poet
Date of Birth 1828-12-08
Place of Birth Chaleston, SC
Age 38 yrs
Death Date 1867-10-07
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Henry Timrod

Civil War-era poet and Confederate Poet Laureate who is best remembered for works such as “Ethnogenesis,” “Carolina,” “A Cry to Arms,” and “Katie.” He died of tuberculosis in 1867.

Early Life Experience of Henry Timrod

He attended the University of Georgia and later worked in a law office.

Trivia Info

He often submitted his poems to The Southern Literary Messenger.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born to a South Carolina family of German heritage. He later had a son with his wife Katie.

Close Associates

A 2006 New York Times article accused singer-songwriter Bob Dylan of basing some of his song lyrics too closely upon the poems of Henry Timrod.