Henry David Thoreau vs Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Writer and Philosopher
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Net worth 2018
Writers
Industry
Writers
Concord
Residence
U.S.
United States
Country
United States
12/07/1817
BirthDay
25/05/1803
May 6, 1862
Died On
April 27, 1882
Harvard University, Concord Academy, Harvard College
Education
Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Harvard College, Boston Latin School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1862

Henry David Thoreau died after a long illness on May 6, 1862, at his home in Concord, Massachusetts, U

1859

In 1859, he fell ill with bronchitis with his condition deteriorating over the next few years

1854

Published in 1854, Thoreau’s classic book ‘Walden’ or ‘Life in the Woods’ is considered to be one of the greatest literary works of all time

1849

Being a keen abolitionist, in 1849, Thoreau published one of his most influential essays titled ‘Resistance to Civil Government’ or ‘Civil Disobedience’

1847

Upon returning from the cabin in 1847, Thoreau wrote observations on plant and wildlife in his native Concord and on his travels

1845

In 1845, Thoreau decided to move away from city life and close to nature

1843

In 1843, Thoreau moved to Staten Island upon getting the job of a tutor but soon grew distasteful of the city life in New York and returned to Concord

1842

He worked at the school for the next few years until the untimely death of John in 1842, an incident which had a deep impact on Henry

1840

In 1840, Thoreau fell in love with a girl named Ellen Sewall but she turned down his marriage proposal

1838

Subsequently, he worked with his father in the pencil making business and later established a school with his brother, John, in 1838

1837

Upon completing his graduation in 1837, he taught at a grammar school in Concord for a while

1835

In 1835, Thoreau contracted tuberculosis which had a sporadic effect on his health in later life

1833

After receiving his early education from the Concord Academy, Thoreau earned a scholarship at the Harvard University in 1833

1817

Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, U