Historical Who is Who

CARLYLE, Thomas

1795 - 1881
Scotland
PHILOSOPHY

 

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.

Life

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Carlyle.html

http://www.online-literature.com/thomas-carlyle

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/thomas-carlyle

Writings

Of Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1091/1091-h/1091-h.htm

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