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Unformatted text preview: Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson was a New England transcendentalist who came out of the Unitarian religious tradition and went on to establish his own doctrines of divinity and spirituality in works such as Nature and The Conduct of Life /. Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin was an author, inventor and scientist, in addition to being one of the foremost statesmen of his day. His Autobiography remains a renowned work of American letters. He spent his later years as a diplomat in England and France on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and later the United States. Frederick the Great - Frederick the Great was king of Prussia in the middle stages of the eighteenth century, and advanced Prussian fortunes to the point where they became the foremost power in Europe. Allied with Britain during the Seven Years War, Frederick the foremost power in Europe....
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- Fall '08
- Ralph Waldo Emerson