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    Carlyle, Thomas

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    Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish essayist and historian, whose work was hugely influential during the Victorian period. He was born in Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway on December 4, 1795, and was educated at Annan Academy. Coming from a strictly Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected by his father to become a preacher. However, while at Edinburgh University he lost his Christian faith. Nevertheless Calvinist values remained with him throughout his life. This combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in orthodox Christianity made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. Carlyle's thinking was heavily influenced by German Transcendentalism, in particular the work of Fichte. Sourced from wikipedia.com

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    Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a Scottish essayist and historian, whose work was hugely influential during the Victorian period.

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