Thomas Paine

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine Full Name: Thomas Paine
Nationality: English/American

Profession: Voice of the American Revolution
Why Famous: He inspired the American Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain with two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. He is considered the "voice of the American Revolution".

Born: January 29, 1737
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

Died: June 8, 1809 (aged 72)

Married Life

  • 1759-09-27 Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)
  • 1771-03-26 Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive

Historical Events in the Life of Thomas Paine

  • 1776-01-10 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence
  • 1776-12-19 Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"
  • 1776-12-23 Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"

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