Buckle, Henry Thomas

   Historical writer, s. of a wealthy shipowner in London, was b. at Lee in Kent. Though never at a univ. and little at school, he received a high degree of education privately, and inheriting an ample fortune and a large library, he devoted himself to travel and study, with the view of preparing for a great work which he had projected, The History of Civilisation in England. As an introduction to this he entered upon the consideration of the state of civilisation in various other countries, but this he had scarcely completed when his death took place at Damascus in 1862. The first vol. was pub. in 1857, and the second in 1861. In these the results of a vast amount of reading are shown; but they are not free from one-sided views and generalisations resting on insufficient data. He has, however, the credit of having contributed a new idea of history and the method of writing it. The completed work was to have extended to 14 vols. B. was one of the greatest chess-players in Europe.

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  • Henry Thomas Buckle — (* 24. November 1821 in Lee, Kent; † 29. Mai 1862 in Damaskus) war ein englischer Historiker und einer der besten englischen Schachspieler seiner Zeit. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Werk 2 Schach …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Buckle —   [bʌkl], Henry Thomas, britischer Kulturhistoriker, * Lee (County Kent) 24. 11. 1821, ✝ Damaskus 29. 5. 1862. Buckle versuchte im Sinne des Positivismus naturwissenschaftlich exakte Gesetze der geschichtlichen Entwicklung aufzustellen.   Werk:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Buckle — (spr. Böckl), Henry Thomas, geb. 24. Nov. 1822 in Lee bei London, war von seinem Vater, einem wohlhabenden Kaufmann, für das Geschäftsleben bestimmt u. arbeitete in dessen Bureau, verließ indeß diese Laufbahn bald u. privatisirte als Gelehrter,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Buckle — (spr. böckl), Henry Thomas, engl. Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Nov. 1821 als Sohn eines Schiffsreeders, gest. 29. Mai 1862, trat in das väterliche Geschäft, widmete sich aber, als sein Vater ihm 1840 ein ausreichendes Vermögen hinterließ,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Buckle — (spr. böckl), Henry Thomas, engl. Kulturhistoriker, geb. 24. Nov. 1821 zu Lee in Kent, gest. auf einer Reise 29. Mai 1862 zu Damaskus, bes. bekannt durch seine »History of civilisation in England« (1857 u.ö.; deutsch von Ruge, 7. Aufl. 1900). –… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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