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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 5,155,314 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). John Stuart Mill is the 6th most popular economist (down from 5th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 57th 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 315Before him are Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, and Thomas Robert Malthus. After him are Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, and Alfred Marshall.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stuart Mill ranks 56 out of 7,765Before him are Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), John Major (1943), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), and Cecil Rhodes (1853). After him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Richard Burton (1925), William Wallace (1270), Herbert Spencer (1820), Charles Babbage (1791), and Henry VII of England (1457).

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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), Benjamin Graham (1894), John Hicks (1904), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).