Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Death: 27th April 1882
Location: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia
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American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States. Emerson is also well known as a mentor and friend of fellow Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.