Sidney Lanier
#21848 Overall Influence

Sidney Lanier

American musician, poet

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Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate States Army as a private, worked on a blockade-running ship for which he was imprisoned , taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he sometimes, though not exclusively, used dialects. Many of his poems are written in heightened, but often archaic, American English. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a professor of literature at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him, and he became hailed in the South as the "poet of the Confederacy". A 1972 US postage stamp honored him as an "American poet".

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Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe University

Private liberal arts college in Brookhaven, GA, USA

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#6107 World Rank #3488 USA Rank
Law
#10580 World Rank #2280 USA Rank
Literature