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John Austin

1790 - 1859

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John Austin (3 March 1790 – 1 December 1859) was an English legal theorist, who posthumously influenced British and American law with an analytical approach to jurisprudence and a theory of legal positivism. Austin opposed traditional approaches of "natural law", arguing against any need for connections between law and morality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Austin has received more than 23,930 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Austin is the 610th most popular philosopher (down from 531st in 2019), the 1,342nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,145th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, John Austin ranks 610 out of 1,081Before him are Roman Ingarden, Nicola Abbagnano, Thiruvalluvar, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, and Yves Bonnefoy. After him are Aeschines of Sphettus, David Hartley, Polemon, R. G. Collingwood, Shen Buhai, and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Among people born in 1790, John Austin ranks 16Before him are John Frederic Daniell, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, Robert Stirling, Adolph Diesterweg, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, and Gideon Mantell. After him are José Antonio Páez, Marquis de Custine, Markos Botsaris, Keisai Eisen, William Parry, and Manuel Blanco Encalada. Among people deceased in 1859, John Austin ranks 24Before him are Thomas De Quincey, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Alfred Vail, Nana Sahib, Karl Baedeker, and Abd al-Rahman of Morocco. After him are Thomas Babington Macaulay, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Robert Stephenson, Louis Poinsot, Yoshida Shōin, and Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Austin ranks 1,342 out of 7,765Before him are John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Dominic Purcell (1970), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), Bernie Taupin (1950), David Icke (1952), and Edmund Kean (1787). After him are Timothy Spall (1957), John Gay (1685), William McDougall (1871), Joseph Addison (1672), Simon Rattle (1955), and Claire Forlani (1971).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John Austin ranks 36Before him are Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), A. J. Ayer (1910), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), Antony Flew (1923), Thomas Reid (1710), and Alexander of Hales (1175). After him are David Hartley (1705), R. G. Collingwood (1889), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), Gilbert Ryle (1900), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Robert Filmer (1588).