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James, Henry

Born: 1811 AD
Died: 1882 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Writers


1811 - Born on June 3rd in Albany, New York. An American philosophical theologian, the father of the novelist Henry James and the philosopher William James.
1830 - A graduate of Union College, Schenectady, New York.

1835-1837 - James worked in business and law and then studied at Princeton Theological Seminary.

         - He was reared in a strict Presbyterian family, he was repelled by orthodox Protestantism and gave up adherence to institutional religion.

1844 - He lived in Europe for several years, and while he was in England he became acquainted with the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, which became the framework for his own philosophy.

1882 - Died on December 18th in Cambridge, Massachusettes.

1885 - His best writings were compiled by William James in "The Literary Remains of Henry James".


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