Facts About Thomas Paine
|Presidency||He maintained his The Age of Reason project while incarcerated (1793–1794). In November 1794, Paine was freed thanks to the diplomatic efforts of James Monroe, who would later become president of the United States.|
|Born||February 9, 1737, Thetford, U.K|
|Died||June 8, 1809, at the age of 72, in New York|
|Cause of Death||He died in poverty|
|Grave||New Rochelle on the farm given to him by the state of New York as a reward for his Revolutionary writings.|
|Parents||Joseph Paine > and Frances Cocke|
More About Thomas Paine
- When he was about 20 years old, Thomas Paine moved to London and would never return to Thetford.
- Thomas became an excise officer in various locations at the Whim of the Board of excise.
- By 30 November Thomas found himself in Philadelphia ready to start the next chapter of his life.
- He didn’t speak French.
- Paine received a patent for a bridge design and invented a smokeless candle.
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