James Mill

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Birthday
6, 1773
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 23, 1836 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1773
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 23, 1836 (63)

About

Most famous for his three-volume work The History of British India, this late 18th and early 19th-century political philosopher and historian also penned Elements of Political Economy (a work largely based on the ideas of David Ricardo) and An Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and before becoming widely known as a scholar, he briefly pursued a career as a Church of Scotland minister.

Trivia

He belonged to a group of 19th-century British thinkers known as the "Philosophical Radicals."

Family Life

His marriage to Harriet Burrow resulted in several children, including a son, John Stuart Mill, who became one of the most significant nineteenth-century English political, economic, and social philosophers.

Associated With

He was a contemporary, friend, and supporter of the famous English philosopher Jeremy Bentham.