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Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish essayist, historian, and philosopher. A leading writer of the Victorian era, he exerted a profound influence on 19th-century art, literature, and philosophy. Born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Carlyle attended the University of Edinburgh where he excelled in mathematics, inventing the Carlyle circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Carlyle has received more than 2,024,901 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Thomas Carlyle is the 246th most popular philosopher (down from 232nd in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 373rd in 2019) and the 16th 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 246 out of 1,081Before him are Epimenides, Nikolai Berdyaev, Guy Debord, François Fénelon, Apollodorus of Athens, and Ivan Illich. After him are Theano, Ibn al-Nafis, Celsus, Vyasa, Orosius, and Jacques Maritain.

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Among people born in 1795, Thomas Carlyle ranks 6Before him are James K. Polk, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Leopold von Ranke, John Keats, and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Alexander Griboyedov, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Dred Scott, and John William Polidori. Among people deceased in 1881, Thomas Carlyle ranks 8Before him are Alexander II of Russia, Modest Mussorgsky, Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis H. Morgan, and James A. Garfield. After him are Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, Jenny von Westphalen, Henri Vieuxtemps, and Nikolay Pirogov.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Carlyle ranks 407 out of 7,765Before him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Jim Clark (1936), Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Lister (1827), and Thomas Gainsborough (1727). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Baffin (1584), Richard Wright (1943), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), and James Parkinson (1755).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Carlyle ranks 16Before him are Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), Alcuin (735), and Pelagius (360). After him are William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), and J. L. Austin (1911).