Mandeville, Bernard de

Born: Jan 19, 1670 AD
Died: 1733 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Philosophers, Satirists


1670 - Mandeville was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on January 19, 1670. He was baptised on November 20, 1670.

 

1685 - Mandeville left Erasmus school at Rotterdam where he showed his ability by an "Oratio scholastica de medicina".

 

1689 - Mandeville produced a thesis "De brutorum operationibus", in which he advocated the Cartesian theory of automatism among animals.

 

1691 - Mandeville took up medicine degree, pronouncing an inaugural disputation, "De chylosi vitiata".

 

1699 - Mandevilee married Ruth Elizabeth Laurence.

 

1705 - Mandeville published a poem under the title The Grumbling Hive. The book "Fable of the Bees" was primarily written as a political satire on the state of England.

 

1733 - Died in Hackney, London on January 21, 1733 because of influenza.

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