Henry David Thoreau
|Henry David Thoreau|
Maxham daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau made in 1856.
|Full name||Henry David Thoreau|
|Era||19th century philosophy|
|Main interests||Natural history|
|Notable ideas||Abolitionism, tax resistance, development criticism, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, direct action, environmentalism, nonviolent resistance, simple living|
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817– May 6, 1862) was an American author, naturalist and philosopher. His friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson had a great impact on him. Ralph Waldo Emerson supported him in many ways. Emerson provided a place for Thoreau to live which inspired on his work, Walden Pond. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.
References[change | change source]
- Biography of Henry David Thoreau, American Poems (2000-2007 Gunnar Bengtsson).
- "Henry David Thoreau Biography". http://www.biography.com/people/henry-david-thoreau-9506784.