F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald

Born: 9/24/1896
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Novelist and short-story writer credited with chronicling the Jazz Age and considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His novels, which include The Great Gatsby (1925), Tender Is the Night (1934) and The Last Tycoon (1941), often center on morally weak characters prone to heavy drinking and talking—a mirror of Fitzgerald's own lifestyle.

Died: 12/21/1940
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