William Paley

1743 - 1805

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William Paley (July 1743 – 25 May 1805) was an English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Paley has received more than 358,221 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). William Paley is the 616th most popular philosopher (up from 636th in 2019), the 1,370th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,376th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, William Paley ranks 616 out of 1,089Before him are Eugen Fink, P. F. Strawson, Eknath, Pierre Charron, Maurice Blondel, and Johan Vilhelm Snellman. After him are Roman Ingarden, Zeno of Sidon, Ian Stevenson, Dignāga, Ernst Moritz Arndt, and Fulbert of Chartres.

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Among people born in 1743, William Paley ranks 21Before him are René Just Haüy, Gavrila Derzhavin, William I, Elector of Hesse, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Joseph Banks, and Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova. After him are Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Herbst, Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Johannes Ewald, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Among people deceased in 1805, William Paley ranks 14Before him are Claude Chappe, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, and Mihrişah Sultan. After him are Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Conrad Moench, Pehr Osbeck, Nicolas-Jacques Conté, William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, and John Robison.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Paley ranks 1,370 out of 6,924Before him are William Prout (1785), Chris Patten (1944), William Sturgeon (1783), Martin Gore (1961), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), and Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933). After him are Michael Jackson (1942), Adrian Lyne (1941), David Roberts (1796), Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), and Arthur Drewry (1891).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, William Paley ranks 42Before him are R. G. Collingwood (1889), David Hartley (1705), Alexander of Hales (1175), Antony Flew (1923), Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623), and P. F. Strawson (1919). After him are Robert Filmer (1588), Henry More (1614), Olaf Stapledon (1886), Thomas Hill Green (1836), Thomas Arnold (1795), and Raymond Williams (1921).