Thomas Paine

  • Born: (Thetford, Norfolk, England) [O.S. January 29, 1737]
  • Died: (New York City, New York, USA)

Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain.


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