“Goodbye” Thomas Carlyle – Died 5 February 1881

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He is noted as calling economics “the dismal science”.

Carlyle was from a strict Calvinist family and was expected to become a preacher by his parents. However, while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith although maintaining his religious values.


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