Blackstone, William, Sir

Born: Jul 10, 1723 AD
Died: 1780 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Jurist

1723 - Blackstone was born in Cheapside on the 10th of July.


Received his education at Charterhouse School and at Pembroke College, Oxford.


1743 - Became a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.


1746 - He was called to the bar as a barrister at the Middle Temple.


1761 - Member of Parliament for Hindon and "took silk" as a king's counsel.


1765-1769 - Wrote 4-volume "Commentaries on the Laws of England".


1780 - Sir William Blackstone died on 14th of February




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