PHILOSOPHER

David Hume

1711 - 1776

David Hume

David Hume (; born David Home; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature. Hume argued against the existence of innate ideas, positing that all human knowledge derives solely from experience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Hume has received more than 3,407,845 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, David Hume ranks 32 out of 1,005Before him are Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, Laozi, Averroes, Søren Kierkegaard, and Martin Heidegger. After him are Sun Tzu, Diogenes, Democritus, Plutarch, Auguste Comte, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1711, David Hume ranks 1After him are Qianlong Emperor, Mikhail Lomonosov, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Laura Bassi, Barbara of Portugal, William IV, Prince of Orange, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Ablai Khan, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, and Georg Wilhelm Richmann. Among people deceased in 1776, David Hume ranks 1After him are Yeongjo of Joseon, John Harrison, Natalia Alexeievna, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller, John Ellis, Nathan Hale, and James Ferguson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Hume ranks 33 out of 5,347Before him are Margaret Thatcher (1925), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Alexander Fleming (1881), and Daniel Defoe (1660). After him are Mary I of England (1516), Jane Austen (1775), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Thomas More (1478), Lord Byron (1788), and Bertrand Russell (1872).