Historical Who is Who » CARLYLE, Thomas
Historian, political theorist and satirist, extensively familiar with European, especially German, literature. His writings were influential not only within the UK and continental Europe but also in N America. Best known for his focus on the importance of strong leaders in a nation's self-understanding and confidence which he exemplified with reference to the likes of Frederick the Great, Muhammad, Oliver Cromwell, French revolutionaries and Norwegian Kings. Self-critical religious beliefs and human values are presented as key for national and international education.
Of Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1091/1091-h/1091-h.htm