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Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) by Henry William Pickersgill, 1829 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer, was born on 4 February 1748 in Church Lane, Houndsditch, London, the eldest of the seven children of Jeremiah Bentham (1712–1792), attorney, and Alicia Woodward Whitehorne (d. 1759), the eldest daughter of Thomas Grove, a mercer of ...


Mylne, James (1757–1839), philosopher and political reformer, was born on 3 September 1757, probably at the manse at Kinnaird in Gowrie, Perthshire, the seventh of nine children of the Revd James Mylne (d. 1783), Church of Scotland minister of that parish, and ...