(1861 - 1925), was the founder of Waldorf education, along with many other great and varied achievements. The scores of books and lectures which he published set forth the magnificent scope of his vision. His initiatives bore practical fruit in the fields of education, philosophy, the arts, agriculture, therapy, and medicine.
For a relatively brief yet comprehensive introduction to Rudolf Steiner and his legacy, we highly recommend the following document:
• Rudolf Steiner- a Sketch of His Life and Work (PDF format, requires Adobe Reader or equivalent)