John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873), usually cited as J. S. Mill, was an English philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", he conceived of liberty as justifying the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Stuart Mill has received more than 3,694,632 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular economist.

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Among economists, John Stuart Mill ranks 5 out of 288Before him are Karl Marx, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and David Ricardo. After him are Thomas Robert Malthus, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and Hjalmar Schacht.

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Among people born in 1806, John Stuart Mill ranks 1After him are Max Stirner, Augustus De Morgan, Benito Juárez, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Catherine Labouré, Emilia Plater, William Webb Ellis, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, and Omar Pasha. 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, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Fyodor Tyutchev, and Vasil Levski.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 57 out of 5,347Before him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Ivar the Boneless (900), Richard Burton (1925), and Alfred the Great (849). After him are Virginia Woolf (1882), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), J. M. W. Turner (1775), Edward Jenner (1749), and Elizabeth Taylor (1932).

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Among economists born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 4Before him are Adam Smith (1723), John Maynard Keynes (1883), and David Ricardo (1772). After him are Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).