Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the America Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."
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... Several sites in Wykagyl commemorate the life of Thomas Paine, American pamphleteer and Revolutionary War hero, including his home, his burial site, and a museum ... Paine's home, the Thomas Paine Cottage, was built in 1793 after a fire destroyed the previous home ... to its current location, which is on land that was part of the 300-acre (1.2 km2) farm owned by Paine ...
... Thomas Paine (United Kingdom/United States, 1737–1809) Some literature Rights of Man, 1791–1792 Agrarian Justice, 1797 ...
... Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne, Countess Sophie de la Borde, and Thomas Paine (played by American actor Harvey Keitel) as they ride in a carriage a few hours behind the ... Jack Shepherd's stage play In Lambeth dramatized a visit by Thomas Paine to the Lambeth home of William and Catherine Blake in 1789, first performed at the East ... Graham-Jones, and featured Bob Peck as Paine, Mark Rylance as William, and Lesley Clare O'Neill as Katherine (sic) ...
... The Thomas Paine Historical Association is an organization based in New Rochelle, New York, that is dedicated to perpetuating the legacy of Founding ... It was organized on the anniversary of Paine's birthday, January 29, 1884, and is one of the oldest historical associations in the United States ... It is one of two Thomas Paine legacy organizations based in New Rochelle, the other being the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum of the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Society, founded in 1886, which owns and maintains ...
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