Facts of Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Full Name:||Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|Age:||220 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||May 25,1803|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius, Libra|
|Death Date:||April 27,1882|
|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Father's Name:||William Emerson (minister)|
|Mother's Name:||Ruth Haskins|
|Marital Status:||Not Known|
|Profession:||`essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet|
|Education:||Boston Latin School, Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School|
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in
forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day
begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson is an essayist, lecturer, philosopher, as well as a poet. He had also led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Ralph Waldo Emerson formative years
Ralph was born on 25 May 1803 in Boston, MA. His parents were Ruth Haskins and Rev. William Emerson who was a Unitarian minister. He was the second of five of their surviving sons. They were William, Edward, Robert Bulkeley, and Charles.
The children who had died were Phebe, John Clarke, and Mary Caroline. He has pure English descent. Just before his 8th birthday, his father died of stomach cancer. His mother and aunt raise the kids.
Ralph Waldo Emerson early career
Due to poor health, Ralph went in search of a warmer climate and reached St. Augustine, Florida where he restarted writing poetry. He became friends with Napolean Bonaparte’s nephew, Prince Achille Murat.
He saw slavery in St. Augustine and also enjoyed long discussions with Prince on various topics.
Ralph Waldo Emerson real literary career
Ralph in 1836 got like-minded individuals and formed the Transcendental Club. He published his first essay Nature in the same year. He gained fame and was also invited to various talks and orations. He soon entered into a career as a lecturer on various topics of importance.
His views on Jesus Christ and Christianity outraged many and he was dubbed an atheist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson personal life
Ralph met his first wife Ellen Tucker in 1827 in Concord, New Hampshire, and married her when she turned 18. However, she died in 1831 due to TB. He proposed and married Lydia Jackson in 1835. He purchased a house in Concord and the family resided there. He had 4 children-Waldo, Ellen, Edith, and Edward Waldo Emerson.
The final years and death
“Quite well; I have lost my mental faculties, but am perfectly well”
His house got fire and the family sought shelter with some friends. He toured with his daughter Ellen and also in 1874 published his collection of poetry. He decreased his public appearances since he was embarrassed due to his memory loss. He died of pneumonia on 21 April 1882.