William Thompson

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Birthday
30, 1775
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 28, 1833 (57)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1775
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 28, 1833 (57)

About

Philosopher and a student of the Enlightenment who agreed with feminist ideals and rejected Malthus' ideas on politics and economy.

Before Fame

He was in bad health when he was young. This led him to become a non-smoker and a vegetarian.

Trivia

He had a strong belief in utilitarianism and critiqued capitalist and communist ideas.

Family Life

He was the child of Aldeman John Thompson, who was an heir to a great fortune.

Associated With

He was one of many philosophical influences on Karl Marx, along with Thomas Hodgskin, John Gray, and John Francis Bray.