List of famous British intellectuals & academics with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Intellectuals and academicians undoubtedly play a great role in shaping up a society or a country. One of the reasons why nations like the United States, Canada and Australia have developed by leaps and bounds over the years is the great contribution made by their intellectuals. Great Britain also boasts of many such eminent individuals who have played a vital role in the development of the nation. These individuals have been addressing various issues plaguing the society since time immemorial through their work. Yesteryear economist and philosopher Adam Smith, as well as philosopher Alan Watts are two of the many famous British intellectuals and academicians. Many of these individuals have also helped establish academies to encourage budding talents for their achievements in fields like art, sports and science. The lives of these eminent people continue to be a great source of inspiration for many even today. Take a look at the biographies of some of the most famous British academicians and intellectuals. Learn everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

John LockeJohn Locke

29 August 1632

28 October 1704

Wrington, Somerset, England

Virgo

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes

05 April 1588

04 December 1679

Wiltshire

Aries

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon

22 January 1561

09 April 1626

Strand, London, England

Aquarius

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Taurus

David HumeDavid Hume

26 April 1711

25 August 1776

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

Taurus

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill

20 May 1806

08 May 1873

Pentonville, London, England

Taurus

John Maynard KeynesJohn Maynard Keynes

05 June 1883

21 April 1946

CambridgeApril

Gemini

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

03 March 1703

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Leo

Jane GoodallJane Goodall

03 April 1934

London

Aries

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

16 November 1973

Chislehurst, Kent, England

Capricorn

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham

15 February 1748

06 June 1832

Spitalfields

Aquarius

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

09 July 1797

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Capricorn

Thomas Robert MalthusThomas Robert Malthus

13 February 1766

23 December 1834

Surrey, England

Aquarius

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft

27 April 1759

10 September 1797

Spitalfields

Taurus

Erik EriksonErik Erikson

15 June 1902

12 May 1994

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Gemini

Karl PopperKarl Popper

28 July 1902

17 September 1994

Vienna

Leo

William PennWilliam Penn

14 October 1644

30 July 1718

London, United Kingdom

Libra

Herbert SpencerHerbert Spencer

27 April 1820

08 December 1903

Derby, Derbyshire, England

Taurus

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

30 December 1691

Ireland

Aquarius

Roger BaconRoger Bacon

1214 AD

1294 AD

Ilchester

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

07 November 1913

Llanbadoc

Capricorn

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

08 February 1998

Birmingham

Gemini

William TyndaleWilliam Tyndale

1494 AD

06 October 1536

North Nibley

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

06 February 1804

Birstall

Aries

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

14 January 1753

County Kilkenny, Ireland

Pisces

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Sagittarius

Ronald CoaseRonald Coase

29 December 1910

02 September 2013

Willesden, London, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

30 December 1947

Ramsgate, Kent, England

Aquarius

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

08 May 1894

21 September 1976

London, England

Taurus

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton

19 March 1821

20 October 1890

Torquay

Pisces

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

22 February 1875

Angus

Scorpio

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall

26 July 1842

13 July 1924

Bermondsey

Leo

David HarveyDavid Harvey

31 October 1935

Gillingham, Kent, England

Scorpio

William GodwinWilliam Godwin

03 March 1756

07 April 1836

Wisbech

Pisces

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey

07 August 1903

01 October 1972

Kabete

Leo

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono

19 May 1933

Malta

Taurus

Charles WesleyCharles Wesley

18 December 1707

29 March 1788

Epworth, Lincolnshire, England

Sagittarius

Marie StopesMarie Stopes

15 October 1880

02 October 1958

Edinburgh

Libra

William BeveridgeWilliam Beveridge

05 March 1879

16 March 1963

Rangpur City

Pisces

J. F. C. FullerJ. F. C. Fuller

01 September 1878

10 February 1966

Chichester, West Sussex, England

Virgo

Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees

05 July 1936

Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

Cancer

James MeadeJames Meade

23 June 1907

22 December 1995

Swanage, United Kingdom

Cancer

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget

18 January 1779

12 September 1869

Soho

Capricorn

F. H. BradleyF. H. Bradley

30 January 1846

18 September 1924

Clapham

Aquarius

John ColetJohn Colet

31 December 1467

10 September 1519

London

Capricorn

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson

17 November 1933

09 February 2014

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scorpio

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

13 October 1866

Kingston on Soar

Aquarius

Lord ActonLord Acton

10 January 1834

19 June 1902

Naples

Capricorn

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod

13 February 1900

08 March 1978

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone

30 August 1913

06 December 1991

London

Virgo

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor

25 March 1906

07 September 1990

Birkdale

Aries

Friedrich von HayekFriedrich von Hayek

08 May 1899

23 March 1992

Vienna, Austria

Taurus

John HicksJohn R Hicks

08 April 1904

20 May 1989

Warwick

Aries

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea

Virgo

John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

London

Cancer

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence

16 August 1888

19 May 1935

Tremadog

Leo

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

13 August 1946

London Borough of Bromley

Virgo

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

Paddington

Gemini

Angus DeatonAngus Deaton

19 October 1945

Edinburgh

Libra

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

Leo

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes

05 July 1853

26 March 1902

Bishop's Stortford

Cancer

John MajorJohn Major

29 March 1943

London

Aries

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

Libra

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

Aries

John WinthropJohn Winthrop

12 January 1588

26 March 1649

Edwardstone, Suffolk, England

Capricorn

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

Gemini

David RicardoDavid Ricardo

18 April 1772

11 September 1823

London, United Kingdom

Aries

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

Colwyn Bay

Aquarius

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Brentwood

Aries

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose

08 August 1931

Colchester

Leo

Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan

17 October 1817

27 March 1898

Delhi

Libra

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

George WhitefieldGeorge Whitefield

16 December 1714

30 September 1770

Gloucester

Sagittarius

William HagueWilliam Hague

26 March 1961

Rotherham

Aries

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher

17 February 1890

29 July 1962

East Finchley

Aquarius

Lisa JardineLisa Jardine

12 April 1944

25 October 2015

Oxford

Aries

Simon SchamaSimon Schama

13 February 1945

London

Aquarius

Nick LeesonNick Leeson

25 February 1967

Watford

Pisces

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon

27 April 1737

16 January 1794

Putney, London, United Kingdom

Taurus

Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick

09 February 1954

Coventry

Aquarius

Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong

14 November 1944

Worcestershire

Scorpio

David StarkeyDavid Starkey

03 January 1945

Kendal

Capricorn

George EverestGeorge Everest

04 July 1790

01 December 1866

Crickhowell

Cancer

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin

06 June 1909

05 November 1997

Riga

Gemini

Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton

17 February 1944

Buslingthorpe, Lincolnshire

Aquarius

Simon Baron-CohenSimon Baron-Cohen

15 August 1958

London

Leo

David WillcocksDavid Willcocks

30 December 1919

17 September 2015

Newquay

Capricorn

John BowlbyJohn Bowlby

26 February 1907

02 September 1990

Cardiff

Pisces

Alex SalmondAlex Salmond

31 December 1954

Linlithgow

Capricorn

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt

26 September 1907

26 March 1983

Bournemouth

Libra

Edward Burnett TylorEdward Burnett Tylor

02 October 1832

02 January 1917

London

Libra

Robert FiskRobert Fisk

12 July 1946

Maidstone

Cancer

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis

31 May 1916

Stoke Newington

Gemini

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey

20 April 1963

London

Aries

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson

09 May 1904

11 June 1980

Grantchester

Taurus

Tim HuntTim Hunt

19 February 1943

Neston

Aquarius

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