John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

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John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist, politician and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Stuart Mill has received more than 5,840,519 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). John Stuart Mill is the 6th most popular economist, the 68th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 56th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Economist.

John Stuart Mill is most famous for his utilitarianism. He believed that the morally right action is the one that brings the most happiness to the greatest number of people.

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Among economists, John Stuart Mill ranks 6 out of 414Before him are Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, and Thomas Robert Malthus. After him are Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Frédéric Passy, and Alfred Marshall.

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Among people born in 1806, John Stuart Mill ranks 1After him are Max Stirner, Augustus De Morgan, Benito Juárez, Catherine Labouré, Emilia Plater, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Omar Pasha, William Webb Ellis, and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov. Among people deceased in 1873, John Stuart Mill ranks 2Before him is Napoleon III. After him are David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Vasil Levski, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 68 out of 8,785Before him are Edward Jenner (1749), Virginia Woolf (1882), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Harold Harefoot (1016), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857). After him are Alex Ferguson (1941), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Edward Heath (1916), Ridley Scott (1937), John Dee (1527), and George III of the United Kingdom (1738).

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Among economists born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 5Before him are Adam Smith (1723), John Maynard Keynes (1883), David Ricardo (1772), and Thomas Robert Malthus (1766). After him are Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), William Stanley Jevons (1835), John Hicks (1904), and Benjamin Graham (1894).