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Chambers, Marilyn (orig. Marilyn Briggs)

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Born: 1748 AD
Died: 1832 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Philosopher

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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.


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