Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919)

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Lyman Frank (Frank) Baum
Born in Chittenango, Madison, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Fayetteville, New Yorkmap
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Died in Ozcot, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jan 2015 | Last significant change: 7 Dec 2018
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Categories: American Authors | American Notables.

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Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total (plus four "lost" novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts,[1] and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

Baum was born in Chittenango, New York in 1856, into a devout Methodist family of German (paternal line) and Scots-Irish (maternal line) origin, the seventh of nine children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood.

In 1882 Marries Maud Gage. Her mother is a leading figure in the Women's Rights Movement of the time, and a close associate of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.


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