Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine
Portrait bi Auguste Millière (1880)
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BornThomas Pain[1]
Januar 29, 1737[Note 1]
Thetford, Norfolk, Great Breetain
Dee'd8 Juin 1809(1809-06-08) (aged 72)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
EraAge o Enlichtenment
SchuilEnlichtenment, liberalism, republicanism
Main interests
Politics, ethics, releegion

Thomas Paine (Januar 29, 1737 – Juin 8, 1809) wis an Inglis-American poleetical activist, filosofer, poleetical theorist, an revolutionary. Ane o the Foondin Faithers o the Unitit States, he authored the twa maist influential pamphlets at the stairt o the American Revolution, an he inspired the rebels in 1776 tae declare unthirldom frae Breetain.[2] After the French Revolution he wis electit tae the French Naitional Assembly in 1792.[3] His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.[4]

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  1. Conway, Moncure D. (1908). The Life of Thomas Paine. Vol. I. p. 3. Cobbett, William, Illustrator. G. P. Putnam's Sons. Retrieved 2 October 2013. – In the contemporary record as notit bi Conway, Paine's birth date is prentit in Volume I, page 3, as 29 Januar, 1736–37. Common practice wis tae uise a dash or a slash tae separate the auld-style year frae the new-style year. Paine's birth date, atween 1 Januar, an 25 Mairch, advances bi eleiven days an his year increases bi ane tae Februar 9, 1737. The A.S. airtin gies mair detail if needit.

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  1. Ayer, Alfred Jules (1990). Thomas Paine. University of Chicago Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-226-03339-2.
  2. Henretta, James A.; et al. (2011). America's History, Volume 1: To 1877. Macmillan. p. 165. ISBN 9780312387914.
  4. Jason D. SolingerI. "Thomas Paine's Continental Mind". Early American Literature (2010) 45#3, Vol. 45 Issue 3, pp. 593-61.7