Henry David Thoreau

By Cole Eilers

A fraction of the life of Henry David Thoreau

Born in 1817 as David Henry Thoreau (he later changed his name to Henry David Thoreau) he grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. At the age of 16 he went to Harvard to futher his education. He never married or had a family of his own. He was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson after he got out of Harvard. Which then got him to write the book Waldon in the year 1854. He spent two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he build at Waldons pond writeing there. He was interseted in ancient hindu text which motivated him down the path of trandentalism at an early age. What was wrong with the world was not alot of people belived that god was in everything. He tried to convert people to transdentalism by saying in a cabin in nature and writeing about it. His main accomplishment was he he wrote a bestselling book which he is most remembered by. Henry died from bronchitis which made him bedridden for years. He is remebered by his bestselling book Waldon and Waldon Pond State park in Massachusetts.