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|Death place =[[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]], [[Virginia]]
 
|Death place =[[Charlottesville, Virginia|Charlottesville]], [[Virginia]]
|Spouse =[[Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson]]
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|Spouse =[[Martha Wayles (1748 - 1782]]
 
|Full name =Thomas Jefferson
 
|Full name =Thomas Jefferson
 
|Short description ='''Thomas Jefferson''' ([[13 April]] [[1743]] – [[4 July]] [[1826]])<ref name=B-D>The birth and death of Thomas Jefferson are given using the [[Gregorian calendar]]. However, he was born when Britain and her colonies still used the [[Julian calendar]], so contemporary records record his birth (and on [[#Jefferson's death|his tombstone]]) as [[2 April]], [[1743]]. The provisions of the [[Calendar (New Style) Act 1750]], implemented in 1752, altered the official British dating method to the Gregorian calendar with the start of the year on [[January 1]] — see the article on [[Old Style and New Style dates]] for more details.</ref> was the third [[President of the United States]] (1801–1809), the principal author of the [[United States Declaration of Independence|Declaration of Independence]] (1776), and one of the most influential [[Founding Fathers of the United States|Founding Fathers]] for his promotion of the ideals of [[Republicanism in the United States]]. Major events during his presidency include the [[Louisiana Purchase]] (1803) and the [[Lewis and Clark Expedition]] (1804–1806).
 
|Short description ='''Thomas Jefferson''' ([[13 April]] [[1743]] – [[4 July]] [[1826]])<ref name=B-D>The birth and death of Thomas Jefferson are given using the [[Gregorian calendar]]. However, he was born when Britain and her colonies still used the [[Julian calendar]], so contemporary records record his birth (and on [[#Jefferson's death|his tombstone]]) as [[2 April]], [[1743]]. The provisions of the [[Calendar (New Style) Act 1750]], implemented in 1752, altered the official British dating method to the Gregorian calendar with the start of the year on [[January 1]] — see the article on [[Old Style and New Style dates]] for more details.</ref> was the third [[President of the United States]] (1801–1809), the principal author of the [[United States Declaration of Independence|Declaration of Independence]] (1776), and one of the most influential [[Founding Fathers of the United States|Founding Fathers]] for his promotion of the ideals of [[Republicanism in the United States]]. Major events during his presidency include the [[Louisiana Purchase]] (1803) and the [[Lewis and Clark Expedition]] (1804–1806).

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