|Famous New Englanders|
|Authors, philosophers, poets, artists, activists, presidents: New England has produced some of America's most famous people, past and present.|
Author of Little Women, the most successful young adult novel of all time.
Creator of "The Greatest Show on Earth."
Popular 30th president of the USA, from a tiny Vermont village.
Reclusive poet, "the belle of Amherst (Massachusetts)."
America's first great philosopher and man of letters, and a founder of Transcendentalism.
Renowned sculptor of the "Seated Lincoln" in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, and many other works.
Most famous American poet of the 20th century, he wrote about life through his New England poems.
He established the American short story as an art form.
Outstanding American painter.
Author of Battle Hymn of the Republic and tireless fighter for women's rights and the abolition of slavery.
35th president of the USA who enjoyed worldwide popularity.
The famous mid-19th-century poet made Paul Revere and Hiawatha famous.
A poet at 14, Pulitzer prize-winning bohemian shortly thereafter, she wrote perhaps the finest sonnets of the 20th century.
Silversmith and patriot, his "midnight ride" to warn his countryman of a British advance was immortalized in a poem by Longfellow.
Mother of six, tireless worker for the abolition of slavery and author of the 19th-century runaway best-seller Uncle Tom's Cabin, she also fought for temperance and women's suffrage.
Writer, individualist and spiritual philosopher, he laid the foundations for conservation and ecology in 19th-century America.
America's first lexicographer wrote a 70,000-word dictionary that sold 300,000 copies, and a spelling book that sold over a million copies—in a country of only 23 million people!
—by Tom Brosnahan