Thomas Carlyle
#331 Overall Influence

Thomas Carlyle

Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher

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Thomas Carlyle was a British historian, satirical writer, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher. In his book On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History , he argued that the actions of the “Great Man” play a key role in history, claiming that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men”. Other major works include The French Revolution: A History, 3 vols and The History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great, 6 vols .

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#30 World Rank
History
#59 World Rank
Education
#174 World Rank
Literature
#333 World Rank
Philosophy
#1190 World Rank
Mathematics