Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (Mey 25, 1803 – Aprile 27, 1882) wis an American essayist, lecturer, an poet wha led the transcendentalist muivement o the mid-19t century. He wis seen as a champion o individualism an a prescient creetic o the coontervailin pressurs o society, an he disseminatit his thochts throu dozens o published essays an mair nor 1,500 public lecturs athort the Unitit States.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Emerson in 1857
Born25 Mey 1803(1803-05-25)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died27 Apryle 1882(1882-04-27) (aged 78)
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma materHarvard Divinity School
Era19t-century filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
InstitutionsHarvard College
Main interests
Indiveedualism, mysticism
SignaturAppletons' Emerson Ralph Waldo signature.svg


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