Famous British Philosophers
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist / 1643 - 1727
English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, most famous for his law of gravitation, was instrumental in the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
Historian, Philosopher, Political Scientist, Scientist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1588 - 1679
Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher in the 17th century, was best known for his book Leviathan (1651) and his political views on society.
Philosopher, Scholar, Mathematician, Architect, Illustrator, Astronomer, Physicist, Academic Author / 1635 - 1703
Robert Hooke was an English philosopher, mathematician and architect who discovered the law of elasticity, now known as Hooke's law.
Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Women's Rights Activist, Journalist / 1759 - 1797
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer who advocated for women's equality. Her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman pressed for educational reforms.
Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Leader, Saint, Journalist / 1478 - 1535
Thomas More is known for his 1516 book Utopia and for his untimely death in 1535, after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935.
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