Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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Henry David (Henry David) Thoreau
Born in Concord, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Henry David Thoreau b. July 12, 1817, Concord, Middlesex Co., Mass.; writer, naturalist, philosopher, pencil maker, surveyor, Transcendentalist, inspector of snow storms. Most famous work "Walden". He was "clearly familiar with the wakeful state" and was included with other American literary figures in a chapter on 'Natural Wakefulness: Awakened Artists'[1].

He died May 6, 1862, Concord, Middlesex Co., Mass.; bu. New Burying Ground, Concord, in the Dunbar family plot; moved with other family members to Author’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord (essentially, up the street) in the 1870s.


  1. Steve Taylor, 2017, "The Leap: The Psychology of spiritual awakening", An Eckhart Tolle Edition, New World Library, Novato, California

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On 12 Apr 2014 at 11:35 GMT K E wrote:

Henry David Thoreau (/θəˈroʊ, ˈθɔroʊ, ˈθoʊroʊ/; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist.[2] He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

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