MACAULAY, Thomas Babington

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
   perhaps the greatest English literary historian of the nineteenth century who served the British East India Company in India where he urged educational REFORMS based on the English model. Although he grew up in an EVANGELICAL home, he had a strong aversion to CHRISTIANITY which found expression in his influential History of England (1848).

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  • MACAULAY, THOMAS BABINGTON° — (Lord Macaulay; 1800–1859), English historian and politician. A member of a family which had been in the forefront of antislavery agitation, Macaulay was elected to parliament in 1830. His maiden speech in the House of Commons was in support of a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Macaulay,Thomas Babington — Macaulay, Thomas Babington. First Baron Macaulay. 1800 1859. British historian, writer, and politician whose works include the popular History of England (1849 1861), numerous essays for the Edinburgh Review, and a volume of narrative poems, Lays …   Universalium

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron — ▪ English politician and author Introduction in full  Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay of Rothley  born October 25, 1800, Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, England died December 28, 1859, Campden Hill, London  English Whig (Whig and Tory)… …   Universalium

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington, First Baron — (1800–1859)    An English historian, political commentator, cabinet minister, and imperial administrator, Thomas Babington Macaulay was raised by evangelical Christians, but became a secular Whig, although, as a man of his time, he was never a… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Baron Macaulay of Rothley — born Oct. 25, 1800, Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, Eng. died Dec. 28, 1859, Campden Hill, London English politician, historian, and poet. While a fellow at Cambridge University, Macaulay published the first of his essays, on John Milton (1825),… …   Universalium

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington, barón Macaulay de Rothley — (25 oct. 1800, Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, Inglaterra–28 dic. 1859, Campden Hill, Londres). Político, historiador y poeta inglés. Mientras ejercía su cátedra en la Universidad de Cambridge, Macaulay publicó el primero de sus ensayos, sobre… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Baron Macaulay — (1800 1859)    Born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, son of the philanthropist Zachary Macaulay, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won the English prize for a poem in 1819 ( Pompeii ) and in 1821 ( Evening ). Called to the …   British and Irish poets

  • MACAULAY, THOMAS BABINGTON, LORD —    essayist and historian, born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, son of Zachary Macaulay the philanthropist, and so of Scottish descent; graduated at Cambridge 1822, proving a brilliant debater in the Union, and became Fellow of Trinity 1824;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Lord — (1800 1859)    Historian, essayist, and statesman, s. of Zachary M., a wealthy merchant, and one of the leaders of the anti slavery party, was b. at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, and ed. at a private school and at Trinity Coll., Camb., of which …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Thomas Babington Macaulay — Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1. Baron Macaulay of Rothley, (* 25. Oktober 1800 in Rothley Temple, Leicestershire; † 28. Dezember 1859 in Kensington) war ein englischer Historiker, Dichter und Politiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Literatur 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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