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.
Karl MarxKarl Marx

05 May 1818

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

John LockeJohn Locke

29 August 1632

Jane GoodallJane Goodall

03 April 1934

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence

16 August 1888

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon

22 January 1561

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes

05 April 1588

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill

20 May 1806

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft

27 April 1759

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Alice RobertsAlice Roberts

19 May 1973

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham

15 February 1748

Karl PopperKarl Popper

28 July 1902

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

Thomas Robert MalthusThomas Robert Malthus

13 February 1766

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William PennWilliam Penn

14 October 1644

Herbert SpencerHerbert Spencer

27 April 1820

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

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Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

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William GodwinWilliam Godwin

03 March 1756

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall

26 July 1842

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

Charles WesleyCharles Wesley

18 December 1707

David HarveyDavid Harvey

31 October 1935

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Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey

07 August 1903

Marie StopesMarie Stopes

15 October 1880

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono

19 May 1933

Ronald CoaseRonald Coase

29 December 1910

William BeveridgeWilliam Beveridge

05 March 1879

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget

18 January 1779

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Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees

05 July 1936

John ColetJohn Colet

31 December 1467

F. H. BradleyF. H. Bradley

30 January 1846

James MeadeJames Meade

23 June 1907

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William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson

17 November 1933

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod

13 February 1900

Lord ActonLord Acton

10 January 1834

John HicksJohn R Hicks

08 April 1904

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone

30 August 1913

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Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose

08 August 1931

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

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Susie DentSusie Dent

21 September 1967

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes

05 July 1853

David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Alex SalmondAlex Salmond

31 December 1954

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

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Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan

17 October 1817

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb

07 December 1978

Howard CarterHoward Carter

09 May 1874

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg

14 July 1928

John WycliffeJohn Wycliffe

1320 AD

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Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

William HagueWilliam Hague

26 March 1961

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

David RicardoDavid Ricardo

18 April 1772

Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton

17 February 1944

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John WinthropJohn Winthrop

12 January 1588

Lord Frederick WindsorLord Frederick Windsor

06 April 1979

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher

17 February 1890