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Bertrand Russell

Person  Male  Born 18/5/1872  Died 1970

Categories: Peace, Philosophy, Seriously Famous

Countries: Wales

Philosopher, logician, essayist, social critic and campaigner for peace. Third Earl Russell. Born Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire. A bad start in life - his mother, sister and father all died when he was an infant. He was then brought up by his grandparents in Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, his grandfather dying when he was six. His personal life was seldom happy, with 4 wives and unhappy offspring. Had a prominent academic career, publishing books on maths and analytic philosophy. Controversial atheist and anti-war campaigner. Died at home at Plas Penrhyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth. He was the inspiration for Professor Yaffle, a character in Oliver Postgate’s children’s TV series, Bagpuss.

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