Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
1902 - 1967

Langston Hughes  American Poet


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Langston Hughes was in a relationship with Nina Simone.

Langston Hughes had encounters with James Baldwin and Charles White.


American Poet Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes on 1st February, 1902 in Joplin, MO and passed away on 22nd May 1967 New York City, U.S. aged 65. He is most remembered for American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. Hughes is known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Langston Hughes is a member of the following lists: People from New York City, American poets and American novelists.


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First Name Langston
Last Name Hughes
Full Name at Birth James Mercer Langston Hughes
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st February, 1902
Birthplace Joplin, MO
Died 22nd May, 1967
Place of Death New York City, U.S.
Cause of Death Hughes died from complications after abdominal surgery, related to prostate cancer
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University BA , Literature, Lincoln University, PA, Howard University, Washington DC
Occupation Text Poet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, lyricist, novelist
Occupation Poet
Claim to Fame American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. Hughes is known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the Negro was in vogue", which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue."

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Langston Hughes65 AquariusPoet
James Baldwin63 LeoWriter
Charles White61 AriesArtist
Nina Simone70 PiscesSinger


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chris johnsonFeb 24, 2009

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