Bierce, Ambrose

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Ambrose Bierce
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Bierce, Ambrose Gender: M
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
born on 24 June 1842 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Meigs Co OH, USA, 39n09, 81w53
Timezone LMT m81w53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°48 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°49'


American short story writer and journalist, a Washington D.C. correspondent for Hearst papers in 1887-1896. After service in the Civil War with the Union army 1861-1865, he moved to San Francisco and began his writings. He became an editor for "News Letter" in 1868, leaving for London in 1872 where he wrote for the magazine, "Fun," also publishing sketches and satirical fables. Moving back to San Francisco in 1876, he worked as the editor for "Wasp" and contributed to the "Sunday Examiner." His work was comedic, cynical, sarcastic and macabre. Bierce's "Collected Works" were published from 1909-1912. In 1913, he disappeared in Mexico; presumably to join Pancho Villa's army and no trace of him has ever been found.

Bierce was married briefly to Mary Ellen Day, 1871-1872.

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  • Crime : Missing Person 1913 (Disappeared in Mexico)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1909 (Collected Works)

Source Notes

Penfield Collection states spec. Old file has 9:35 AM LMT


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Missing person (Disappeared in Mexico, never found)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction