Emma Lazarus

Poet, Author

1849 – 1887

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Who was Emma Lazarus?

Emma Lazarus was a poet born in New York City.

She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903.

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Born
Jul 22, 1849
New York City
Religion
  • Sephardic Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Sephardi Jews
  • Portuguese American
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Nov 19, 1887
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013