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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

was an American naturalist, poet, author, philosopher, abolitionist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience).

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Saturday, July 12, 1817 to Tuesday, May 6, 1862
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Concord, MA
100 North Main street
Concord , MA
United States
42° 27' 35.0604" N, 71° 21' 9.36" W
Massachusetts US
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