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Bentham, Jeremy

Born: 1748 AD
Died: 1832 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Activists, Philosophers

1748 – He was born on the 15th day of February of this year in Spitalfields, London.


1763 – He obtained his Bachelor’s degree this year at the Queen’s College of Oxford.


1766 – He took his Master’s degree this year at the Queen’s College of Oxford.


1769 – He trained as a lawyer, though he never practiced was called to the bar.


1792 – He was a violent critic of the revolutionary discourse of natural rights, and of the violence, which arose after the Jacobins took power.


1823 – He co-founded the Westminster Review with John Stuart Mill as a journal for the "Philosophical Radicals", a group of younger disciples through whom Bentham exerted considerable influence in British public life.


1826 – He is frequently associated with the foundation of the University of London, specifically University College London, though in fact he was 78 years old when the university opened.


1829 – He oversaw the appointment of one of his pupils, John Austin, as the first Professor of Jurisprudence.


1832 – He died on the 6th day of June this year.