Sir Thomas More

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Birthday
7, 1478
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 6, 1535 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1478
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 6, 1535 (57)

About

British poet and philosopher who served as Lord Chancellor for three years. He was beheaded for treason after he openly opposed the King's separation from the Catholic Church. He was canonized as a martyr by Pope Pius XI in 1935.

Before Fame

His father was an aristocrat, which allowed young Thomas to get a full education and indulge himself.

Trivia

While he wanted to follow his father into a monastery, he also felt a calling to go into public service.

Family Life

His father Sir John More was a well known and respected judge.

Associated With

He helped King Henry VIII break away from the Catholic Church.