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John Burroughs
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Born: April 3, 1837

Died: March 29, 1921 (aged 83)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, writer, naturalist

Bio: John Burroughs was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Henry David Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay.

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