John Humphrey Noyes

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Birthday
3, 1811
Birthplace
Brattleboro, VT
DEATH DATE
Apr 13, 1886 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1811
Birthplace
Brattleboro, VT
DEATH DATE
Apr 13, 1886 (74)

About

Social philosopher who founded the socialis Oneida community in New York and coined the term 'Free Love.'

Before Fame

Over the course of his research at Yale he concluded that Christ had already returned to earth, which led to the founding of his community.

Trivia

What he called Free Love the government chose to call adultery, and because of it he had to flee to Canada to avoid persecution.

Family Life

He was married, but not very monogamous, to wife Harriet Holton.

Associated With

One of the members of his Oneida Community was the future assassin of President James Garfield.