Amos Bronson Alcott


Birthday November 29, 1799

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Connecticut

DEATH DATE Mar 4, 1888 (88)

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Transcendentalist figure known for his innovative educational methods and writings and his Utopian community experiments.

Before Fame

He first worked as a traveling salesman; however, he found this lifestyle detrimental to his soul and switched to a teaching career.


He was a close friend of fellow Transcendentalist author, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Family Life

He married Abby May in 1830. Together, they had four daughters.

Associated With

He was the father of "Little Women" author, Louisa May Alcott.