Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord,Massachusetts. He began writing nature poetry in the 1840s, withpoet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor and friend. In 1…845 he beganhis famous two-year stay on Walden Pond, which he wrote about inhis master work, Walden .He also became known for his beliefs in Transcendentalism and civildisobedience, and was a dedicated abolitionist. .
He was one of America's most famous writers and is remembered forhis philosophical and naturalist writings. (MORE)