Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish historian, satirical writer, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher. In his book On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History (1841), he argued that the actions of the "Great Man" play a key role in history, claiming that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men". Other major works include The French Revolution: A History, 3 vols (1837) and The History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great, 6 vols (1858–65).His 1837 history of the French Revolution was the inspiration for Charles Dickens's 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities, and remains popular today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Carlyle has received more than 1,656,075 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Thomas Carlyle is the 232nd most popular philosopher (down from 231st in 2019), the 374th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 356th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Philosopher.

Thomas Carlyle is most famous for his book "The French Revolution" which he wrote in 1837.

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Among philosophers, Thomas Carlyle ranks 232 out of 1,089Before him are Slavoj Žižek, Franz Brentano, Chilon of Sparta, Celsus, Epimenides, and William Godwin. After him are Baltasar Gracián, Michael Psellos, Ivan Illich, Cratylus, Ernst Bloch, and Judah Loew ben Bezalel.

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Among people born in 1795, Thomas Carlyle ranks 6Before him are James K. Polk, Frederick William IV of Prussia, John Keats, Leopold von Ranke, and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Johns Hopkins, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Gabriel Lamé, and Alexander Griboyedov. Among people deceased in 1881, Thomas Carlyle ranks 7Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander II of Russia, Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, and James A. Garfield. After him are Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, Henri Vieuxtemps, and Auguste Mariette.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Carlyle ranks 374 out of 6,924Before him are John Knox (1514), Edmund I (921), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), William Godwin (1756), and Henry Moseley (1887). After him are Henry Fox Talbot (1800), George Eliot (1819), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Ian Gillan (1945), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and Princess Margaret of Connaught (1882).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Carlyle ranks 17Before him are Duns Scotus (1265), Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), John Venn (1834), Pelagius (360), and William Godwin (1756). After him are G. E. Moore (1873), A. S. Neill (1883), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), and H. L. A. Hart (1907).