Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Born: December 4, 1795

Died: February 5, 1881

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher, essayist, satirist, historian

Biography: Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics the dismal science, wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.

Source/Notes: Article on Biography. - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855)
Source/Notes: "On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History" (1840), p. 165, "Lecture V: The Hero As Man Of Letters. Johnson, Rousseau, Burns"
Source/Notes: Passages selected from the writings of Thomas Carlyle, with a biogr. memoir by T. Ballantyne (1860 edition)

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Source/Notes: Richter (1827). - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855)

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