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Thomas Paine
  • Name: Thomas Paine
  • Born: 02/09/1737
  • Died: 06/08/1809 (72 years old)

Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain) (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of transnational human rights. Historian Saul K. Padover described him as “a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination”.

Birth Name: Thomas Pain

Alias: Thomas Pain

Birth Place: Thetford, Norfolk, Kingdom of Great Britain

Death Place: New York City, United States

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