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Thomas Carlyle
  • Name: Thomas Carlyle
  • Born: 12/04/1795
  • Died: 02/05/1881 (85 years old)
  • Known for: Great man theory, Hero-worship theory, The dismal science (polemics), Carlyle circle (mathematics), endplainlist

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795? 5 February 1881) was a British historian, satirical writer, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher. In his book On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History (1841), he argued that the actions of the “Great Man” play a key role in history, claiming that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men”. Other major works include The French Revolution: A History, 3 vols (1837) and The History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great, 6 vols (1858–65).

School: University of Edinburgh

Birth Place: Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Death Place: London, England

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