The poet Clement Clarke died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American author who wrote the 1823 Christmas poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” which later became known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” He also had a prominent career as a professor of divinity and literature.
His parents were named Charity Clarke and Benjamin Moore. He married Catharine Elizabeth Taylor, with whom he had several children.
T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.