A. S. Neill

1883 - 1973

A. S. Neill

Alexander Sutherland Neill (17 October 1883 – 23 September 1973) was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophy of freedom from adult coercion and its community self-governance. Raised in Scotland, Neill taught at several schools before attending the University of Edinburgh in 1908–1912. He took two jobs in journalism before World War I, and taught at Gretna Green Village School in the first year of the war, writing his first book, A Dominie's Log (1915), as a diary of his life there as head teacher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. S. Neill has received more than 144,836 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 291st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, A. S. Neill ranks 289 out of 1,005Before him are Alain Badiou, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Uriel da Costa, Paramahansa Yogananda, Ibn al-Nafis, and John Searle. After him are Ágnes Heller, Ammonius Saccas, G. E. Moore, François Fénelon, Peter Singer, and Pherecydes of Syros.

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Among people born in 1883, A. S. Neill ranks 33Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz, Andrey Vyshinsky, Norman Haworth, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Nina Ricci, and Wang Jingwei. After him are Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Peter Kürten, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich Heckel, Mohammed Nadir Shah, and Döme Sztójay. Among people deceased in 1973, A. S. Neill ranks 35Before him are Jacques Maritain, Semyon Budyonny, Charles Greeley Abbot, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Selman Waksman, and Walter Rudolf Hess. After him are Ragnar Frisch, Hans Albert Einstein, Luis Carrero Blanco, Gerard Kuiper, Lex Barker, and Jean-Pierre Melville.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, A. S. Neill ranks 490 out of 5,347Before him are James III of Scotland (1451), Peter Gabriel (1950), Anne Neville (1456), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Henry Moseley (1887), and Kenneth MacAlpin (810). After him are Douglas Adams (1952), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Alan Parker (1944), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Gustav Holst (1874).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, A. S. Neill ranks 18Before him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), John Venn (1834), Thomas Carlyle (1795), William Godwin (1756), and Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855). After him are G. E. Moore (1873), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), H. L. A. Hart (1907), Paul Grice (1913), and John of Salisbury (1110).