Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson Full Name: Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.

Born: May 25, 1803
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: April 27, 1882 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1835-09-14 American leading transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (33) marries 2nd wife Lydia (Lidian) Jackson in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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