Born in the 18th Century

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine Biography Thomas Paine was born on 9 February 1737, in Thetford, Norfolk, England. He was the son of a Quaker father called Joseph and an Anglican mother called Frances. He attended Thetford Grammar School between the ages of 7 and 13 after which he was apprenticed ...

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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Biography Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He was heavily involved in promoting the US Constitution in addition to founding the nation’s financial system, The US Coast Guard, and the New York Post. Hamilton was born on 11 January 1757 in the British West Indies in the Caribbean, on the ...

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage Biography Often considered the father of computing, Charles Babbage was an 18th-century polymath, meaning he was a person who had expertise in several different subject areas and possessed the ability to take the complex and create solutions from them. In Charles’ case, he was a man who modern space agencies would have loved to employ – a mechanical ...

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Paul Revere

Paul Revere

Paul Revere Biography Paul Revere is one of the most prominent figures of the American Revolution and achieved infamy thanks to his storied ‘Midnight Ride’. However, outside of his military and revolutionary history, Revere was also an important figure in the Boston community, where he worked as a silversmith and engraver whilst helping to plant the seeds of early American ...

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette Biography “S’ils n’ont plus de pain, qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” – translated, “If they have no bread, then let them eat cake!” These words came to symbolize an individual’s, and a government’s, callous and supreme indifference to the well-being of its people.  They are attributed to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre. But Marie Antoinette was ...

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