Frederick Copleston

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Birthday
10, 1907
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 1994 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1907
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 1994 (86)

About

Jesuit priest and historian of philosophy. He gained recognition for debating God's existence on BBC radio in 1948 with Bertrand Russell.

Before Fame

He converted to Roman Catholicism after studying at Marlborough College.

Trivia

He was appointed as a member of the British Academy in 1970.

Family Life

His parents were residing in Taunton, England, when he was born. He was raised in an Anglican family, and his uncle was Reginald Stephen Copleston, the famed Anglican bishop of Calcutta.

Associated With

He and explorer Jacques Marquette were both well-known Jesuit missionaries.