Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Holmes, Oliver Wendell
(29 ago. 1809, Cambridge, Mass., EE.UU.–7 oct. 1894, Cambridge).

Médico, poeta y humorista estadounidense. Ingresó como docente a la Universidad de Harvard en 1847 y llegó a ser decano de la facultad de medicina. Se hizo famoso en todo el país por su poema Old Ironsides [Viejo acorazado] (1830). A partir de 1857 publicó mensualmente sus ensayos "al desayuno en la revista The Atlantic Monthly, recopilados posteriormente en The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table [El autócrata al desayuno] (1858) y The Professor at the Breakfast-Table [El profesor al desayuno] (1860). También compuso el poema The Chambered Nautilus [El caracol en su concha] y la novela Elsie Venner (1861). Fue padre del juez de la Corte Suprema estadounidense Oliver Wendell Colmes, Jr.

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  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell,Jr. — Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. 1841 1935. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1902 1932). Many of his opinions greatly influenced the American concept of law. * * * …   Universalium

  • Holmes,Oliver Wendell — Holmes (hōmz, hōlmz), Oliver Wendell. 1809 1894. American physician and writer. A professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard (1847 1882), he wrote humorous conversational pieces, including The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858). * * * …   Universalium

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. — born March 8, 1841, Boston, Mass. died March 6, 1935, Washington, D.C. U.S. jurist, legal historian, and philosopher. He was the son of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Amelia Lee Jackson, daughter of a Massachusetts supreme court justice. As an officer …   Universalium

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell — born Aug. 29, 1809, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1894, Cambridge U.S. physician, poet, and humourist. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1847 and later became dean of its medical school. He won national acclaim with his poem Old Ironsides… …   Universalium

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. — (8 mar. 1841, Boston, Mass., EE.UU.–6 mar. 1935, Washington, D.C.). Jurista, historiador jurídico legal y filósofo estadounidense. Fue hijo de Oliver Wendell Holmes y Amelia Lee Jackson, hija de un juez de la corte suprema de Massachusetts.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell —  (1809–1894) Physician, professor at Harvard, poet, essayist, and novelist, father of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841–1935), associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1902–1932) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL —    a celebrated American author, born the son of a Congregational minister, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated in arts and medicine at Harvard; became professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Dartmouth College, but resigned and settled in… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell — (1809 1894)    Essayist, novelist, and poet, was b. of good Dutch and English stock at Camb., Massachusetts, the seat of Harvard, where he graduated in 1829. He studied law, then medicine, first at home, latterly in Paris, whence he returned in… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court In office December 4, 1902[ …   Wikipedia

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