Thomas Carlyle Fact Sheet: Who was Thomas Carlyle? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Thomas Carlyle.
Thomas Carlyle Fact File Biography: Lifespan:1795 - 1881 *** Full Name: Thomas Carlyle *** Occupation: Scottish Philosopher, Teacher, Historian and Satirical Writer *** Date of Birth: Thomas Carlyle was born on December 4th 1795 *** Place of Birth: Thomas Carlyle was born in Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland *** Family background: His parents were determined to that he receive an education *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland *** Education: Thomas Carlyle attend Annan Academy in Annan but was very unhappy there due to bullying and went on to attend the University of Edinburgh ***
Thomas Carlyle Fact 1: Thomas Carlyle was born on December 4th 1795 and during the 18th century period in history when France and America both went through revolutions and the Industrial Revolution began in Britain.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 2: When he had completed his University studies his first position was a mathematics teacher in Annan before moving to Kirkcaldy.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 3: Between 1819 and 1921 he went back to the University of Edinburgh and while there had an intense crisis of faith which resulted in Sartor Resartus, which brought him into the public domain.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 4: It is thought that he suffered from gastric ulcers which would explain his characteristically crotchety and cranky, argumentative and disagreeable personality.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 9: He would become known as the Sage of Chelsea and it was in Chelsea that he wrote The French Revolution: A History which would consist of three volumes.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 10: It is thought Charles Dickens used the works of Carlyle as a source for material on the French Revolution that he would go on to use in his novel A Tale of Two Cities.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 11: During his lifetime he witnessed the industrial revolution but managed to maintain a non-materialistic outlook on the world.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 16: Towards the end of his life he generally wrote short essays such as The Early Kings of Norway: Also an Essay on the Portraits of John Knox.
Thomas Carlyle Fact 17: His wife Jane died unexpectedly in 1866 and surprisingly Carlyle was terribly distraught although the couple often argued there was a bond of love between the two that was remarkable.
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