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Henry David Thoreau

Naturalist and Pacifist Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Naturalist and Pacifist

United States of America

Biography: Walden, Resistance to Civil Government

Born: July 12, 1817
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: May 6, 1862 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events

  • 1845-07-04 Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
  • 1846-08-14 Henry David Thoreau jailed for refusing to pay taxes
  • 1854-08-09 American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"

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