Thomas Carlyle

Photo by [[Elliott & Fry]], {{circa}}1860s Thomas Carlyle (4 December 17955 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work ''On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History'' where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men".

A respected historian, his 1837 book ''The French Revolution: A History'' was the inspiration for Charles Dickens' 1859 novel ''A Tale of Two Cities'', and remains popular today. Carlyle's 1836 ''Sartor Resartus'' is a notable philosophical novel.

A great polemicist, Carlyle coined the term "the dismal science" for economics, in his essay "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question"'. He also wrote articles for the ''Edinburgh Encyclopædia'', and his "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question" (1849) remains controversial. Once a Christian, Carlyle lost his faith while attending the University of Edinburgh, later adopting a form of deism.

In mathematics, he is known for the Carlyle circle, a method used in quadratic equations and for developing ruler-and-compass constructions of regular polygons. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1915
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Published 1969
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1903
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1960
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1982
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1875
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1928
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1871
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1900
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1890
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1800
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1890
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1800
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1887
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1896
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1859
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by Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Published 1932
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