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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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Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel Biography Gustave Eiffel was born on 15 December 1832 in the city of Dijon, the historical capital of the Burgundy region of France. His family name is Bönickhausen and that is the name under which his birth was registered, but the family took the name Eiffel from the name of the mountains near to where they emigrated from ...

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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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