Henry David Thoreau
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Born: July 12, 1817

Died: May 6, 1862 (age 44)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

Bio: Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, freemason, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist.

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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government. That's why no regime anywhere has ever loved its great writers, only its minor ones.

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