An English biographer and prose writer gained fame with the publication of his pamphlet Common Sense (1776). He contributed much to the Pennsylvania Magazine. He wrote against slavery and in favor of women's emancipation. His other works include: Pennsylvania Packet (1776), Dissertations on Government (1786), The Rights of Man (1791-92), The Age of Reason (1794-95).
A pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical intellectual and deist, Thomas Paine was born in Great Britain. He moved to America and greatly influenced American and French revolutions. He was a great believer in Natural Justice.