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was born in England in 1737. He traveled to the American and became involved in the patriots’ . He authored the pamphlet which encouraged the colonies to with England and become . He was a soldier in the Army and wrote the pamphlet to encourage Continental soldiers to continue to . In the pamphlet, he penned his famous line, "These are the times that try men's ." After the American Revolution, Paine returned to in 1787, and in 1791 he published The Rights of Man which opposed the idea of and defended the French . To escape being tried for , he fled to Paris where he wrote The Age of . In 1802 he returned to , only to find himself and poverty-stricken in his final years.