Person Born 30/11/1835 Died 21/4/1910
American writer. Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, a small village in Missouri; it was small then and is now non-existent. Wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Also known for his quotes, for example: "I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." and "I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't." He claimed that his pen name comes from the Mississippi boatman's cry meaning two fathoms, a safe depth for a boat. In London in 1900 he was in the inaugural train on the Central Line and opened the Kensal Rise library. Died Connecticut.