Pauline Pfeiffer

Wife of Ernest Hemingway
Born Jul 22, 1895

Pauline Marie Pfeiffer was an American journalist and the second wife of the writer Ernest Hemingway.

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1895 Birth Pfeiffer was born in Parkersburg, Iowa, on July 22, 1895, moving to St. Louis in 1901 where she went to school at Visitation Academy of St. Louis.


1918 23 Years Old Although her family moved to Piggott, Arkansas, Pfeiffer stayed in Missouri to study at University of Missouri School of Journalism, graduating in 1918. … Read More


1926 31 Years Old In the spring of 1926, Hadley became aware of Hemingway's affair with Pauline, and in July Pauline joined the couple for their annual trip to Pamplona. On their return to Paris, the couple decided to separate; and in November Hadley formally requested a divorce. They were divorced in January 1927. … Read More


1937 42 Years Old They had two sons Patrick and Gregory. Hemingway went to Spain in 1937 and there began an affair with Martha Gellhorn.
1940 45 Years Old He and Pfeiffer were divorced on November 4, 1940, and he married Gellhorn three weeks later. … Read More


1951 56 Years Old Pfeiffer spent the rest of her life in Key West with frequent visits to California until her death on October 21, 1951. … Read More
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