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.
Jane GoodallJane Goodall

03 April 1934

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

John LockeJohn Locke

29 August 1632

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence

16 August 1888

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

Francis BaconFrancis Bacon

22 January 1561

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill

20 May 1806

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes

05 April 1588

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft

27 April 1759

Jeremy BenthamJeremy Bentham

15 February 1748

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Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

Karl PopperKarl Popper

28 July 1902

Thomas Robert MalthusThomas Robert Malthus

13 February 1766

Herbert SpencerHerbert Spencer

27 April 1820

William PennWilliam Penn

14 October 1644

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

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Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts

19 May 1973

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

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George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

William GodwinWilliam Godwin

03 March 1756

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

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Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

David HarveyDavid Harvey

31 October 1935

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall

26 July 1842

Charles WesleyCharles Wesley

18 December 1707

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey

07 August 1903

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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

F. H. BradleyF. H. Bradley

30 January 1846

John ColetJohn Colet

31 December 1467

James MeadeJames Meade

23 June 1907

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

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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

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes

05 July 1853

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg

14 July 1928

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

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David IrvingDavid Irving

24 March 1938

Terry JonesTerry Jones

01 February 1942

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

Susie DentSusie Dent

21 September 1967

Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan

17 October 1817

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

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Roger ScrutonRoger Scruton

17 February 1944

Howard CarterHoward Carter

09 May 1874

John WycliffeJohn Wycliffe

1320 AD

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose

08 August 1931

John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

William HagueWilliam Hague

26 March 1961

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Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb

07 December 1978

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

David RicardoDavid Ricardo

18 April 1772

Lord Frederick WindsorLord Frederick Windsor

06 April 1979

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes

1968 AD

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Anselm of CanterburyAnselm of Canterbury

1033 AD

John WinthropJohn Winthrop

12 January 1588

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher

17 February 1890