Born: Oct. 25, 1800 - Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, England
Died: Dec. 28, 1859 - Campden Hill, London, England
Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Macaulay published his first essays in 1825 and was immediately successful. He was elected as MP in 1830 and was appointed to the Supreme Council of India in 1834, where he served for four years. On his return to England he served as secretary for war from 1839 to 1841 and, subsequently as paymaster general. After that, Macaulay concentrated his remaining years on writing, and in particular on his History of England. The History, which was to cover the period from 1688 to 1820 had not been finished at his death and he had only managed to complete a few years of the work. Nevertheless, the work was well-received by the public and critics when published, and established Macaulay as an excellent historian.
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