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Age70 (age at death)
Birthday 3 June, 1926
Birthplace Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died 5 April, 1997
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame Beat Generation, epic poem 'Howl'
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and writer. As a student at Columbia University in the 1940s, he began friendships with William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, and sexual repression, and he embodied various aspects of this counterculture with his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy, and openness to Eastern religions.

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