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DiedSeptember 7, 1881, Lynn, North Carolina, United States

Sidney Lanier was born on February 3, 1842, in Macon, Georgia. His father, Dr. John Lanier, was a prominent physician, and his mother, Mary Jane Anderson Lanier, was a homemaker. Sidney had two older brothers, John and Clifford, and a younger sister, Mary. The Laniers were a musical family, and Sidney began playing the flute at an early age. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry.

Lanier attended Oglethorpe College in Atlanta for two years before enlisting in the Confederate Army in 1861. He served as a private in the Macon Volunteers and saw action in the Battles of Bull Run and Antietam. In 1863, Lanier was captured by Union troops and imprisoned at Fort Delaware. While in prison, he contracted tuberculosis.

After his release in 1865, Lanier returned to Oglethorpe College and graduated in 1866. He then studied law at the University of Virginia but did not complete his degree. In 1867, Lanier married Mary Day of Norfolk, Virginia. The couple had four children: Clifford, Mary, John, and Sidney Jr.

Lanier began his career as a journalist, working for the Macon Telegraph and the Atlanta Constitution. He also wrote poetry and essays for various publications. In 1878, Lanier published his first book of poetry, Tiger-Lilies. The following year, he published his only novel, The Story of Marsha.

In 1880, Lanier accepted a position as professor of English literature at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also gave lectures and concerts on the flute. In 1881, Lanier published his second book of poetry, Songs of the South.

Lanier’s health began to decline in 1882 due to his tuberculosis. He took a leave of absence from Johns Hopkins and traveled to Florida in an attempt to improve his health. Lanier died on September 7, 1881, at the age of 39.

Lanier was a gifted poet and musician. His poetry is characterized by its use of nature imagery and its focus on the emotions of love and loss. His most famous poem, “The Marshes of Glynn,” was published posthumously in 1884.

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Full NameSidney Lanier
DiedSeptember 7, 1881, Lynn, North Carolina, United States
Height148 m
ProfessionPoet, Musician
EducationOglethorpe University


ParentsMary Jane Anderson, Robert Sampson Lanier

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