He known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist this country has produced”, and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”.
✦ Twain dropped out of school in the fifth grade.
✦ Twain was friends with Nikola Tesla.
✦ Twain received an honorary doctorate.