Bertrand Russell

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Birthday
18, 1872
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 2, 1970 (97)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1872
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 2, 1970 (97)

About

British philosopher and logician who embraced strong pacifist views and was vocally opposed to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. He impacted a variety of subjects: logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and metaphysics.

Before Fame

He grew up with a strong interest in religion and mathematics and a love for knowledge that kept him going throughout his difficult teenage years.

Trivia

He wrote the Principia Mathematica with Alfred North Whitehead, contributing to the advancement of mathematics.

Family Life

He married Alys Pearsall Smith in 1894 and he had two sons and two daughters.

Associated With

He once discussed his ideas with Vladimir Lenin.