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RWE Bio .1a

Emerson, Ralph Waldo Born May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; died of complications resulting from pneumonia, April 27, 1882, in Concord, Massachusetts, United States; son of William (minister of a liberal Congregationalist [later Unitarian] parish) and Ruth (Haskins) Emerson; married Ellen Louisa Tucker, September 30, 1829 (died of tuberculosis, c. 1831); married Lydia Jackson, September 14, 1835; children: (second marriage) Waldo (died of scarletina in 1842), Ellen, Edith, Edward.

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A founder of the Transcendental movement
and the founder of a distinctly American philosophy emphasizing optimism,
individuality, and mysticism, Emerson was one of the most influential literary
figures of the nineteenth century. Raised to be a minister in Puritan New
England,

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Emerson sought to "create all things new" with a philosophy
stressing the recognition of God Immanent, the presence of ongoing creation and
revelation by a god apparent in all things and who exists within everyone. Also
crucial to Emerson's thought is the related Eastern concept of the essential
unity of all thoughts, persons, and things in the divine whole.