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Birth Name: Jack Kerouac
Born: 03/12/1922
Birth Place: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Died: 10/21/1969

Jean-Louis Kerouac was born in the Massachusetts river town of Lowell on March 12, 1922. His parents, Léo-Alcide Kéroack and Gabrielle-Ange Lévesque, had emigrated as children from Quebec and assimilated easily into a working-class immigrant community of this manufacturing hub located 30 miles northwest of Boston. Kerouac was the third and last child born into a family that also included an older brother and sister. At home, he was known as Ti Jack, or Little Jack, and his first language was French. In 1926, Kerouac's older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever. The event would scar and inspire Kerouac for life, his memories of Gerard informed by his mother's strict and often rhapsodic R... Continue Bio >>


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