Sir thomas more, philosopher, journalist, saint, lawyer (7021478 - 06071535) thomas more is he was canonized by the catholic church as a saint in 1935 thomas more (the english convent)born in london, england, in 1478, thomas more's 1516 book utopia was the forerunner of the utopian literary genre more. Most educated persons are familiar with more's name for one reason or another to students of english history, he is famous as a leading diplomat at henry viii's court to students of literature, he is the famous author of utopia to roman catholics he is a martyred hero and saint in recent years his name has become. More, sir thomas [st thomas more] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr, was born, most scholars agree, between two and three in the morning of 6 february more's interests at this point in his career suggest that he envisaged the sort of life described by an earlier english spiritual writer, walter hilton (d. The biography of sir thomas more (1478–1535), written by his son-in-law, william roper (1496–1578), during the reign of queen mary (r 1553–58), is reputedly the earliest personal biography in the english language the pages shown here describe more's trial in 1535 for opposing the religious reforms of henry viii. The political philosophy of sir thomas more - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online catholic saint executed by henry viii even early in more's life his sober english pragmatism: the best must always be considered in light of the existing traditions and customs of a country here more demonstrates his. Thomas more, in full sir thomas more, also called saint thomas more, (born february 7, 1478, london, england—died july 6, 1535, london canonized may 19, 1935 feast day june 22), english humanist and statesman, chancellor of england (1529–32), who was beheaded for refusing to accept king henry viii as head. Thomas more is one of the most important figures of the english renaissance scholar, statesman, lawyer, author, family man, and saint (canonized by pope pius xi in 1935), he is considered by many an example of virtue, while others criticize him for his intolerance and fanaticism the truth is that more.
Thomas more was the key counselor of king henry viii of england, who was tried for treason and beheaded in 1535 the work is considered the first masterpiece of english historiography (the study of history, or the study of a particular historical subject), and, despite remaining unfinished, influenced. Sir thomas more ( february 7, 1478 - july 6, 1535) was an english lawyer, author, statesman, and a catholic martyr more sought to reexamine and revitalize christian theology by studying the bible and the writings of the church fathers in the light of classical greek tradition in literature and philosophy. An english lawyer, statesman, writer and saint, thomas more was a strange character born in 1478, he was progressive in some ways (he educated his daughters to a very high level) while also clinging to archaic customs (he wore hair shirts) an establishment figure, he was also an enemy of the. A dominant intellectual force of his generation, a devout catholic and lawyer whose interests extended to philosophy, statesmanship and humanism, thomas more was born 7 february 1478, the son of sir john more, himself a successful lawyer and judge thomas studied at oxford and then lincoln's inn.
1535), known to roman catholics as saint thomas more since 1935  was an english lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted church of england has remembered more liturgically as a reformation martyr  1 early life 2 spiritual life 3 family life 4 early political career. Of sir thomas more david l masterson marquette university the remarkable sixteenth century englishman, sir thomas more, has earned an impressive list of titles: each of these three sources will be examined and assessed in an effort to understand more's contributions to educational history in defense of humanism. Thomas more, christian humanism, catholicism and utopia [sir thomas more] thomas more (1478-1535) was an english lawyer and scholar whose writings in 1516 the first edition of more's utopia was published it criticized many aspects of life in contemporary europe and established a whole new type of writing and.
Sir thomas more (7 february 1478 – 6 july 1535), venerated in the catholic church as saint thomas more, was an english lawyer, social philosopher, author , statesman, and noted renaissance humanist he was also a councillor to henry viii, and lord high chancellor of england from october 1529 to 16 may 1532. Sir thomas more was an english lawyer, philosopher, and statesman he was also a councillor to king henry viii, and lord high chancellor of england for three years from 1529 to 1532 thomas more. Biography of sir thomas more, advisor to king henry viii, tudor renaissance english author of 'utopia', catholic martyr and saint.
This is a video that i made as my presentation for english class everyone was assigned a philosopher, and was assigned an essay about them and we all have t allisonexcellent review of sir thomas moreyou presented it very well some folks disagree with atheists in utopiamore acceped them. Biography sir thomas more (7 february 1478 – 6 july 1535) was an english lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted renaissance humanist he was an important counselor to henry viii and lord chancellor from october 1529 to 16 may 1532 more opposed the protestant reformation.
Thomas more was born 1478, in milk street, london and was the eldest son of a lawyer sir john more this was a forerunner for 'utopian' philosophical pieces in 1531, he attempted to resign to prevent himself having to take an oath of declaring the king the supreme head of the english church. Portrait of sir thomas more, 1625-1630 artist: rubens, pieter paul (1577-1640) ( photo by fine art images/heritage images/getty images) heritage images/getty images the english lawyer and statesman served as a counselor to henry viii at a time of tremendous social, religious and economic upheaval. [an english philosopher and statesman born in london, 1480 educated at oxford elected to parliament, 1504 wrote “utopia,” 1516 lord chancellor, 1529– 32 committed to the tower for refusing to acknowledge the validity of the king's marriage to anne boleyn beheaded for treason, july 6, 1535.