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Herman Melville
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Herman Melvill

Date of Birth: 1 August 1819

Place of Birth: New York

Date of Death: 28 September 1891

Place of Death: New York


Herman Melville was born in 1819 to Allan Melvill and Maria Gansevoort Melvill, who changed her name and the names of her children to Melville after Allan died in debt and disgrace in 1832. Though Allan Melvill was a Unitarian, Herman was baptised into his mother’s Dut…

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Mabie, Joshua, “Herman Melville”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <>

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