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Birthplace: Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died in Cooperstown, Otsego, New york, USA
Occupation: Author, Writer
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About James Fenimore Cooper

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales, featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece..."

"...James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey, the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper. His father was a United States Congressman. Shortly after his first birthday, his family moved to Cooperstown, New York, a community founded by his father..."

"...At 13, Cooper was enrolled at Yale, but he did not obtain a degree due to being expelled. His expulsion stemmed from a dangerous prank that involved him blowing up another student's door..."

"...He obtained work as a sailor on a merchant vessel, and at 18, joined the United States Navy. He obtained the rank of midshipman before leaving in 1811..."

"...At age 21, he married Susan DeLancey. They had seven children, five of whom lived to adulthood. The writer Paul Fenimore Cooper was a great-grandson..."

"Cooper's most famous novel, Last of the Mohicans (1826), became one of the most widely read American novels of the 19th century. The book was written in New York City, where Cooper and his family lived from 1822 to 1826..."

"...Cooper spent the last years of his life back in Cooperstown. He died of dropsy on September 14, 1851, the day before his 62nd birthday. His interment was in Christ Episcopal Churchyard, where his father, William Cooper, was buried...."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James Fenimore Cooper', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 September 2011, 01:22 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Fenimore_Cooper&oldid=449650673> [accessed 16 September 2011]

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James Fenimore Cooper's Timeline

1789
September 15, 1789
Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
1811
January 1, 1811
Age 21
Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York, United States
September 27, 1811
Age 22
Mamaroneck, New York, United States
1813
April 17, 1813
Age 23
Mamaroneck, New York, United States
1815
June 26, 1815
Age 25
Cooperstown, New York, United States
1817
May 14, 1817
Age 27
Cooperstown (Fenimore Farm), New York, United States
1817
Age 27
England
1817
Age 27
New York, USA
1819
June 15, 1819
Age 29
New York, USA
1821
October 23, 1821
Age 32