Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson born on April 13, 1743

He was born at Shadwell, a plantation a on large tract of land near present-day Charlottesville, Virginia.

His father was Peter Jefferson(1707/08-1756) he was a successful planter and surveyor.

His mother was Jane Randolph Jefferson (1720-1776) she came from a prominent Virginia family.


Thomas was their third and eldest son, he had six sisters and one surviving brother.

Thomas Jefferson began his formal education at the age of nine, studying Latin and Greek at a local private school run by Reverend William Douglas. In 1757, at the age of 14, he took up further study of the classical languages as well as literature and mathematics with the Reverend James Maury.