Thomas Pain was born in England in the January of 1738. When he was 37 yearts old, he moved to America. He was on the colonists side, and thought slavery was an injust thing. He is very famous for the writing of the book, Common Sense. The book stated something that seemed so radical at the time. It proposed that ordinary people should be able to participte in government, and that a King is most definitly NOT needed. He died June 8th, 1809.