Person    | Male  Born 1795  Died 5/2/1881

Thomas Carlyle (author)

Categories: History, Literature

Countries: Scotland

Historian, essayist and co-founder of the National Portrait Gallery. Born in Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Portrayed, second from right, in the 1860 Ford Madox Brown painting 'Work' as a representative 'brainworker'. "In Idleness alone is there perpetual despair." He initiated the creation of the London Library.

After his wife died Carlyle found from her diaries and letters that she had not been happy in their marriage. He tried to atone by writing a memorial to her, which he he gave to Froude to be published after his death. Died at home in Cheyne Row. Buried in Ecclefechan.

Carlyle was a good friend to Mazzini, often having him to stay in Chelsea.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Thomas Carlyle (author)

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Cheyne Walk heads - Carlyle and Mazzini

Both Mazzini and Carlyle are almost always depicted with a beard but finally ...

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Thomas Carlyle statue

{Front of plinth:} Thomas Carlyle B Dec 4 1795 at Ecclefechan Dumfriesshire ...

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Thomas Carlyle - SW3

This is where Carlyle died. We know 'Sc.' indicates the sculptor, but 'Del...

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Thomas Carlyle - WC1

LCC Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881, lived here.

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Ragged School Museum

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EMI Archive Trust

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From their website: "The EMI Archive Trust was established in 1996. The EMI Group of companies gifted much of their assets which originated before 1947 to the Trust. The purpose of the Trust is “th...

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