American short story writer and novel writer F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sept. 24, 1896. Fitzgerald attended Princeton University to pursue writing, but didn’t finish.
He is best known for his works “The Great Gatsby,” “This Side of Paradise” and “The Beautiful and Damned.” “The Great Gatsby” was not popular until the 1950s and ‘60s, long after Fitzgerald’s death, and then was noted as one of the greatest American novels ever written.
Fitzgerald passed away on Dec. 21, 1940, of a heart attack at the age of 44. He had one daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald.