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Thomas Paine

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Birthday
29, 1736
Birthplace
Thetford, England
DEATH DATE
Jun 8, 1809 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1736
Birthplace
Thetford, England
DEATH DATE
Jun 8, 1809 (73)

About

Political theorist who wrote the influential pamphlet Common Sense in 1776. He also wrote the Rights of Man in 1791 where he defended the French Revolution.

Before Fame

He worked with inventor John Fitch on steam engines.

Trivia

He wrote informative pamphlets that inspired the American public to question their legal system. He wrote The Age of Reason in 1793 in support of deism. 

Family Life

He married Mary Lambert in 1759.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Harvey Keitel in the French-Italian film La Nuit de Varrenes from 1982.