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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlexis de Tocqueville
Born: July 29, 1805
Died: April 16, 1859 (aged 53)
Bio: Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies.
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