Thomas paine was an english-born american political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary one of the founding fathers of the united states, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the american revolution and inspired the rebels in 1776 to. Thomas paine came to america in 1774, an unknown and insignificant englishman yet 2 years later he stood at the center of the stage of history, a world figure, an intimate of great men, and a pamphleteer extraordinary paine was born in thetford, england, on jan 29, 1737, the son of a poor farmer and corsetmaker. Childhood & early life thomas paine was born to joseph paine and frances in thetford, norfolk, england his father was a quaker, while his mother was a staunch anglican he studied at thetford grammar school and when he became a teenager, he was made an apprentice to his father, who was a. The radical propagandist and voice of the common man, thomas paine, was born in thetford in norfolk on january 29, 1737. Background thomas paine was born in thetford, england, on 29 january 1737 the son of a corsetiere, he was apprenticed to his father for three years before running away at age 16 to sail on a british privateer in the seven years' war returning to london, he worked as a corsetiere, held a minor government post, and. Biography thomas paine was a writer and revolutionary he was born in thetford, england, and lived and worked in britain until age 37, when he immigrated to the british american colonies, in time to participate in the american revolution thomas paine will be most remembered because of the pro.
Thomas paine (pain) also known as: tom paine, tom pain birthdate: january 29, 1737 (72) birthplace: thetford, norfolk, england death: june 8, 1809 (72) greenwich village, new york, new york, new york, united states place of burial: originally buried at his farm body exhumed and lost. Thomas paine popularity most popular#16923 born on january 29#31 philosopher#3 born in 1736#2 first name thomas#31 born in thetford, england#2 aquarius philosopher#1. Depending on whether you reckon by the julian calendar or the gregorian calendar, thomas paine was born late in january or early in february of 1737, in thetford, england, a small town about eighty-five miles north-northeast of london his father, joseph paine, was a corset maker and a quaker. The author of the incomparable common sense, the rights of man, and the age of reason, paine earned his reputation as a notorious revolutionary keane's biography is the first to give a close account both of thetford in norfolk, where paine was born, the son of a quaker father and an anglican mother, and of the.
Thomas paine, the greatest thinker of his age, was born and educated in thetford and was the first champion of the rights of man “history is to ascribe the american revolution to thomas paine” – john adams 1819 “i consider paine our greatest political thinker” – thomas alva edison 1925 thomas paine had a key. Born in thetford, suffolk, england, thomas paine moved to sandwich in 1759 he lived in a small house in new street, where he practised his trade as a master stay-maker he married a local girl, mary lambert she was an 'orphan of sandwich' meaning she had no money or relatives to provide for her, and had to depend.
One of the strongest cases made in history for the power of the pen are the collective works of thomas paine the son of a quaker father and an anglican mother, thomas paine was born january 29, 1737, at thetford in norfork, england his father was a poor corset maker which gave thomas no option beyond a free. Born in thetford, norfolk, in 1737 (there is a statue of him there, too), paine's early adult life as a corset-maker and school teacher was largely unmarked by politics but it was his subsequent job as an excise officer that inspired him to pen his first political work - a 21-page pamphlet that demanded better. Born in thetford, england, in 1737, paine was the greatest radical of the 18th- century's age of radicalism, writing scintillating pamphlets that inspired both ( paine lived in new rochelle in the early 1800s, once his life in political agitation had come to an end, on a farm given to him by the state of new york. Occupation: author and revolutionary born: january 29, 1737 in thetford, norfolk, great britain died: june 8, 1809 in new york city best known for: founding father of the united states and author of common sense biography: where did thomas paine grow up thomas paine was born in thetford, england on.
The first half of thomas paine's life was marred by setbacks and sorrow born and raised in norfolk, england, his formal education consisted of a five-year stint at thetford grammar school which ended when he began apprenticing under his father—a stay-maker—at age 13 by the time paine turned 38. January 29, 2013 in headlines from history by the british newspaper archive ' the world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion' thomas paine was born in thetford, norfolk, on 29 january 1737 there are 100s of interesting stories about thomas paine in the archive.
Thomas paine early life thomas paine paine was born in thetford to relatively humble origins for a time he was apprenticed in his father's corset business he then spent time working in an europe regards her like a stranger and england hath given her warning to depart o receive the fugitive and. Thomas paine, (born january 29, 1737, thetford, norfolk, england—died june 8, 1809, new york, new york, us), english-american writer and political pamphleteer whose common sense pamphlet and crisis papers were important influences on the american revolution other works that contributed to his reputation as. Educated at thetford grammar school in norfolk, thomas paine went on to incite and inspire not one but two revolutions, in france and, most famously, in america his statue in his home town is inscribed: 'world citizen, englishman by birth, french citizen by decree, american by adoption. I (of ii) with a history of his literary, political and religious career in america france, and england to which is added a sketch of paine by william cobbett author: in the church register of euston parish, near thetford, england, occurs this entry: 1734 joseph thomas paine was born january 29, 1736-7, at thetford.