Jeremy Bentham

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Birthday
15, 1748
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 6, 1832 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1748
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 6, 1832 (84)

About

Said "As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends." He was one of the founders of modern utilitarianism.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy and was found reading a multi-volume work of English history as a toddler. He began studying Latin at age three.

Trivia

He played a prominent role in the study of Anglo-American philosophy of law.

Family Life

His brother was the mechanical engineer and naval architect Samuel Bentham.

Associated With

He and Friedrich Nietzsche were both famous and impactful European philosophers.