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Alcott, Amos Bronson

Born: 1799 AD
Died: 1888 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Teacher, Writers


1799 - Alcott was born in New Haven County, Connecticut on November 29, 1799.


1814 - Worked as a factory worker in a clock factory.


1823 - Worked as a teacher in Bristol, Connecticut.


1830 - Married Abby May.


1834 - Opened his own school, the "Temple School" in Boston.


1839 - The school was closed because he admitted an African-American student that is objected by most of the parents.


1840 - Migrated to Concord, Massachusetts.


1842 - Started a utopian socialist experiment in farm living and nature meditation as tending to develop the best powers of body and soul but was not successfull.


1868 - Published his book titled Tablets.


1872 - Published his book titled Concord Days.


1882 - Published his book titled Sonnets and Canzonets.


1888 - Died in Boston on March 4, 1888.


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