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Authors, philsophers, poets, artists, activists, presidents: New England has produced some of America's most famous people, past and present.

 

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Louisa May ALCOTT
Author of the most successful young adult novel of all time.

Phineas T BARNUM
Creator of "the Greatest Show on Earth."

Calvin COOLIDGE
Popular 30th president of the USA, from a tiny Vermont village.

Emily DICKINSON
Reclusive poet, "the belle of Amherst (Massachusetts)."

Ralph Waldo EMERSON
America's first great philosopher and man of letters.

Daniel Chester FRENCH
Renowned sculptor of the "Seated Lincoln" in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, and many other works.

John Hays HAMMOND, Jr
The electrical engineer who invented radio remote control, radar and sonar, built himself a fantasy medieval castle home near Gloucester MA. It's now a quirky, fascinating museum.

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE
He established the American short story as an art form.

Winslow HOMER
Outstanding American painter.

Julia Ward HOWE
Author of Battle Hymn of the Republic and tireless fighter for women's rights and the abolition of slavery.

John F KENNEDY
35th president of the USA who enjoyed worldwide popularity.

Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW
The famous mid-19th-century poet made Paul Revere and Hiawatha famous.

MASSASOIT
Chief of the Wampanoags, he befriended the Pilgrims of Plymouth, making the success of their colony possible.

Frederick Law OLMSTED
America's premier landscape architect, he turned nature into art in New York City's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace of parks, and many other places.

Paul REVERE
Silversmith and patriot, his "midnight ride" to warn his countryman of a British advance was immortalized in a poem by Longfellow.

Harriet Beecher STOWE
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.

Henry David THOREAU
Writer, individualist and spiritual philosopher, he laid the foundations for conservation and ecology in 19th-century America.

Noah WEBSTER
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!


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John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA

President John F Kennedy, born in Brookline MA, summered in Hyannis MA and Newport RI.