American philosopher. David Henry Thoreau (THOH-roh), who, characteristically, chose to reverse the order of his first and middle names, traveled widely in his imagination but spent most of his forty-four years in the remarkable New England town of Concord, Massachusetts, in which he was born. His mother, née Cynthia Dunbar, was a forceful, socially conscious woman of Scottish ancestry. His father, John Thoreau, came of French Huguenot stock; a reticent man, he was not successful in business... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 4p.