Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803 – 1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was a famous writer, orator, and abolitionist. He studied at Harvard Divinity School but made his living as a school master and then as a popular lecturer. He founded the philosophy of transcendentalism.

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Emerson featured as the May 2023 OLL Birthday. Read it here

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