Biography of Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus was an American writer and poet. She was born in a family of a wealthy planter, a descendant of ancient Jewish family, which had escaped to the New World from Portugal. Emma received home education. She began to publish her poetry in the 1866. She was engaged in social activities. Her poem is written on the plate decorating the pedestal of the Liberty Statue in America. Emma Lazarus was never married and had no children.

Born: July 22, 1849
New York City, New York


Popular poems by Emma Lazarus

  1. 1492
  2. Assurance
  3. Chopin

Emma Lazarus death: November 19, 1887 New York City, New York