Lawrence Ferlinghetti Biography, Profession, Religion & More

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet, artist and social activist. His contribution to society and the field of literature has made him a notable figure.

Birth Name: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Profession: A social activist, poet and artist.

Nationality: American

Death: Feb 22nd, 2021.

Personal Health:

Date Of Birth: March 24, 1919

Age: 101 years

Sun Sign: Aeries

Religion: Christianity


  • He graduated from the University of North Carolina, earning a BA degree in journalism in 1941.
  • He then graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English Literature in 1947.
  • After that, he went to Paris for his Doctorat de l’Université de Paris, “tronshonourable” at the Sorbonne in 1951.

Family Details:

  • He lost his father before he was born.
  • He, unfortunately, was then separated from his mother too, as she was confined to a mental hospital.
  • He has two children, Lorenzo Ferlinghetti and Julie Ferlinghetti.

Marital Status: 

  • Lawrence married Selden Kirby Smith in 1951.
  • However, they divorced each other in 1976.

Professional Statistics:

Best Known For:

Net Worth:

  • The total net worth of Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 1.6 million dollars. ($).

Social Media Portfolio:

Some Lesser Known facts:

  • Lawrence has written more than 30 poetry books, which have received immense love.
  • San Francisco renamed a street in the poet’s honor, owing to his outstanding contributions to the literature world.
  • He was given the title of “The First Poet Laureate of San Francisco”.

Thank you for reading the biography till the end.

Leave a Comment