Thomas Paine


Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an Anglo-American Enlightenment thinker whose radical ideas were taken up by revolutionaries in both the American Revolution (1765-1783) and the French Revolution (1789-1799). A Founding Father through his influence on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, Paine's most famous works include Common Sense (1776), Rights of Man (1791 and 1792), and Age of Reason (1794 and 1795).

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