Early Life. Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England, in 1737, to a Quaker father and an Anglican mother. Paine received little formal education but did learn to read, write and perform Born: Jan 29, 1737.
Early life and education. Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1736 (NS February 9, 1737), the son of Joseph Pain, a tenant farmer and stay-maker, and Frances (née Cocke) Pain, in Thetford, Norfolk, England.Joseph was a Quaker and Frances an Anglican. Despite claims that Thomas changed the spelling of his family name upon his emigration to America in 1774, he was using "Paine" in 1769, Born: Thomas Pain, February 9, 1737, Thetford, .
Nov 09, 2009 · Thomas Paine was an England-born political philosopher and writer who supported revolutionary causes in America and Europe. Published in 1776 to .
But his radical views on religion would destroy his success, and by the end of his life, only a handful of people attended his funeral. Brief Biography. On January 29, 1737, Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England. His father, a corseter, had grand visions for his son, but .