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Henry david thoreau (1817-1862), american transcendentalist, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, essayist, and poet wrote walden or, life in the woods. In honor of his birthday (he would've turned 201 years old today), here are 11 things you might not have known about henry david thoreau. Audubon may be america's most popular naturalist (egerton 2011:70–76), but there is more written about thoreau henry david thoreau (1817–1862) was born.
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