Walt Whitman (1919-1892)

Death: 26th March 1892
Cause of Death: Officially listed as "pleurisy of the left side, consumption of the right lung, general miliary tuberculosis and parenchymatous nephritis."
Location: Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, United States
Photo taken by: Penfold the Hamster
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American poet and essayist who is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.