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Russell, Bertrand (1872-1970)

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Title

Russell, Bertrand (1872-1970)

Subject

Russell, Bertrand

Description

Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, logician, historian, among many other things who actively supported the birth control movement.

Contributor

Johnson-Flenga, Circe (created stub)

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Language

English

Type

Stub

Coverage

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom

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Birth Date

1872-05-18

Birthplace

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Death Date

1970-02-2

Occupation

Philosopher
Logician
Mathematician
Historian
Writer
Social Critic
Political Activist

Biographical Text

Bertrand Russell was born on May 18th, 1872 to a very wealthy, prominent, and aristocratic family with very liberal views for their time. Russell's father consented to the affair in between Russell's mother and his tutor.
Unlike most people of his time, Bertrand Russell's family were atheists and agnostics. Bertrand Russell was a known supporter of birth control, and his wife, Dora Russell (1894-1986) was one of the leaders of The Worker's Birth Control Group in England.
Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, a logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, and political activist. He received many prizes, such as the De Morgan Medal in 1932, a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950
a Kalinga Prize in 1957 and a Jerusalem Prize in 1963.
Bertrand Russell died on February 2nd 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom.

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