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Becker, Carl Lotus

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Born: 1873 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian

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1873 - Born on the 7th of September in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.

1902 - He began a teaching career at the University of Kansas.

1907 - Educated at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University majoring in history.

1915 - Wrote first book The Beginnings of the American People.

1917 - Served as teacher in Cornell University.

1918 - Followed by the excellent The Eve of the Revolution.

1922 - The Declaration of Independence.

1932 - He is best known for The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, four lectures on The Enlightenment delivered at Yale University.

1935 - Everyman His Own Historian.

1945 - Died on 10th April in Ithaca, New York, USA.

 

 

 

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  • "All historians, even the most scientific, have bias, if in no other sense than the determination not to have any."
  • "Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept."
  • "My own mind is my own church."