John Stuart Mill

1806 - 1873

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John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 7 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist, Member of Parliament (MP) 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 4,676,857 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). John Stuart Mill is the 5th most popular economist, the 57th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 4th 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 5 out of 315Before him are Karl Marx, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and Thomas Robert Malthus. After him are David Ricardo, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and François Quesnay.

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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, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, William Webb Ellis, Emilia Plater, Omar Pasha, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play. Among people deceased in 1873, John Stuart Mill ranks 2Before him is Napoleon III. After him are David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Johns Hopkins, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and Fyodor Tyutchev.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 57 out of 6,924Before him are Francis Drake (1540), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Lewis Carroll (1832), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and Virginia Woolf (1882). After him are Richard Burton (1925), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), David Ricardo (1772), Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930).

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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 Thomas Robert Malthus (1766). After him are David Ricardo (1772), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).