Profession: Lecturer and Poet
Why Famous: As leader of the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century, he was a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. He remains among the linchpins of the American romantic movement.
- 1835-09-14 American leading transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (33) marries 2nd wife Lydia (Lidian) Jackson in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."