Rufus Wilmot Griswold Net Worth

Rufus Wilmot Griswold was born on February 13, 1815 in Vermont, is a Poet. Discover Rufus Wilmot Griswold net worth, Biography, Age, Height, Family and career updates.
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Birth Day February 13, 1815
Birth Place Vermont
Died On Aug 27, 1857 (age 42)
Birth Sign Aquarius

💰 Net worth: $100K - $1M

An American author, anthologist, and critic, he is most famous for his 1842 anthology, The Poets and Poetry of America. His other anthologies include Curiosities of American Literature and Female Poets of America.

One of fourteen children born to a Vermont farmer, he left home at age fifteen. He published his first anthology, Biographical Annual, in 1841.

His anonymous review of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass harshly critiqued the masterpiece work.

He was married three times-- to Caroline Searles, Charlotte Myers, and Harriet McCrillis-- and may have also had a homosexual relationship with journalist and musician George C. Foster.

He had a working relationship and rivalry with Edgar Allan Poe. The two were, at one point, engaged in a jealous competition for the affections of poet Frances Sargent Osgood.