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GENERATION

Birth Years

Famous Member (Man)

Famous Member (Woman)

Era in which members came of age

Archetype

Arthurian

1433-1460

King Henry VII

Elizabeth Woodville

War of the Roses

Hero

Humanist

1460-1482

Thomas More

Elizabeth of York

Tudor Renaissance

Artist

 
 

Reformation

1483-1511

John Knox

Anne Boleyn

Protestant Reformation

Prophet

Reprisal

1512-1540

Francis Drake

Queen Elizabeth I

Intolerance & Martyrdom

Nomad

Elizabethan

1541-1565

William Shakespeare

Mary Herbert

Armada Crisis

Hero

Parliamentary

1566-1587

William Laud

Anne of Denmark

Merrie England

Artist

 
 

Puritan

1588-1617

John Winthrop

Anne Hutchinson

Puritan Awakening

Prophet

Cavalier

1618-1647

Nathaniel Bacom

Mary Dyer

Reaction & Restoration

Nomad

Glorious

1648-1673

”King” Carter

Hannah Dustin

Glorious Revolution

Hero

Enlightenment

1674-1700

Cadwallader Colden

Mary Musgrove

Augustan Age of Empire

Artist

 

Awakening

1701-1723

Jonathan Edwards

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Great Awakening

Prophet

Liberty

1724-1741

George Washington

Mercy Warren

French & Indian Wars

Nomad

Republican

1742-1766

Thomas Jefferson

“Molly Pitcher”

American Revolution

Hero

Compromise

1767-1791

Andrew Jackson

Dolley Madison

Era of Good Feelings

Artist

 
 

Transcendental

1792-1821

Abraham Lincoln

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Transcendental Awakening

Prophet

Gilded

1822-1842

Ulysses Grant

Louisa May Alcott

Civil War

Nomad

Progressive

1843-1859

Woodrow Wilson

Mary Cassatt

Reconstruction & Gilded Age

Artist

 
 

Missionary

1860-1882

Franklin Roosevelt

Emma Goldman

Third Great Awakening

Prophet

Lost

1883-1900

Harry Truman

Dorothy Parker

World War I & Prohibition

Nomad

G.I.

1901-1924

John Kennedy

Katharine Hepburn

Depression & World War II

Hero

Silent

1925-1942

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sandra Day O’Connor

American High

Artist

 
 

Boom

1943-1960

Bill Clinton

Marcia Clark

Consciousness Revolution

Prophet

Thirteenth

1961-1981

Charles Barkley

Jodie Foster

Culture Wars

Nomad

Millennial

1982-200?

Dooney Waters

Jessica McClure

Millennial Crisis?

Hero ?

 
 
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