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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Birthday
25, 1803
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 27, 1882 (78)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1803
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 27, 1882 (78)

About

American philosopher of optimism, individuality, and mysticism.

Before Fame

He took several odd jobs to pay for school expenses in high school, such as being a waiter for the Junior Commons and an occasional teacher working with his Uncle Samuel in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Trivia

He was the leader of the Transcendentalist movement.

Family Life

His parents were named Ruth Haskins and William Emerson. His wife Ellen Louise Tucker died in 1931, and in 1935, he married Lidian Jackson Emerson. He had one son named Edward Waldo Emerson.

Associated With

He influenced Walden author Henry David Thoreau.