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John Muir Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
John Muir
Place Of Birth
Dunbar, Scotland
185 years old
Birth Date
April 21 1838

John Muir Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Net Worth
Current Partner
Louisa Wanda Strentzel
Wanda Muir, Helen Muir
Daniel Muir, Ann Gilrye
David Muir, Daniel Muir, Joanna Muir, Margaret Muir, Sarah Muir, Ann Muir, Mary Muir

About John Muir 

John Muir was known as a Scottish-American naturalist.

John Muir majorly devoted his life to advocating for the preservation of the Western Forests. Millions have read his adventurous experiences in the Sierra Nevada from his letters, essays, and books.

Readers, even presidents and congressmen, appreciated his words' spiritual quality and enthusiasm. For the preservation of Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park, his activism was constructive and inspired others to do the same for other wilderness areas. John Muir was a co-founder of an American conservation organization, the Sierra Club.

In the Century Magazine, two of his articles were posted, 'The Treasures of the Yosemite' and 'Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park,' which put a little more pressure on the U.S. Congress to pass the 1980 National Park Bill.

Please continue reading to learn more about this nature advocate, John Muir, including his net worth and birthday.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was John Muir's net worth?

John Muir might have a $1-5 million net worth, but the numbers are vague.

How much did John Muir earn per year?

Any financial status of John Muir, including the actual annual salary, has not been disclosed on the web.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was John Muir?

Any physical attributes of John Muir have not been disclosed on the web.

How old was John Muir?

John Muir was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, on April 21, 1838, and died of pneumonia on December 24, 1914, at the age of 76 in Los Angeles, California.

Childhood And Education

John Muir was a son of Daniel Muir and Ann Gilrye and third among David, Daniel, Joanna, Margaret, Sarah, Ann, and Mary.

Despite his Scottish identity, he had primarily been in America since his immigration from Scotland and lost his Scottish accent. His parents started the Fountain Lake Farm. His parents were religious, and at a very early age, Muir was familiar with the Old and New Testaments. He went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison but eventually left the university and kept botanizing and exploring nature.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was John Muir's partner?

In 1880 after returning from Alaska, John Muir married Louisa Wanda Strentzel and became a business partner with his father-in-law to manage their 2,600 acres (1052 hectare) fruit farm in California. He was a father to two daughters, Wanda and Helen. Despite being loyal to Louisa Wanda Strentzel, he was restless for the mountains.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In July 1896, Muir and Gifford Pinchot came together for a conservation movement for the natural world. Eventually, their perspectives started contradicting because Pinchot's view was more resource-oriented for long-term sustainable commercial use, but Muir was spiritual.

In 1899 Muir went on an exploratory voyage with E. H. Harriman on a 250 ft (76 m) steamer, the George W. Elder. Later, he helped Muir pressurize Congress to pass the conservation legislation, the National Park Bill.

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a Yosemite visit with Muir, and they made a train trip from Oakland to Raymond. They discussed the state mismanagement and excruciating exploitation of the valley's resources, and he convinced the President that the valley needed federal control and management.

Muir used to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to write and rewrite in the pursuit of perfection. He was an admirer of Emerson, Thoreau, and Carlyle. In some of his writings, he described the deficiencies of writing versus experiencing nature.

Other Interesting John Muir Facts And Trivia

  • Steven J. Holmes, the biographer, described John Muir as one of the patron saints of 20th-century American environmental activity. Even nature photographers like Ansel Adams admired his work.
  • On April 21, 2013, in the remembrance of the 175th anniversary of Muir's birth Scotland celebrated the first John Muir Day.

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