Person Male Born 15/2/1748 Died 1832
Born Spitalfields, London.
A child prodigy, Bentham went to Oxford University aged 12. He chose not to practice law but to comment on it, institutions and society in general. He is associated with the doctrine of Utilitarianism and the principle of `the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. He is considered the spiritual father of UCL (University College London) and it is there that his voluminous manuscripts are stored and where one can view his 'auto-icon'. This curious object (pictured) and the stories associated with it are well covered at the web site given as the picture source.
2020: the auto-icon has moved (well, it didn't get up and walk there on its own) to a new location at UCL. Londonist have the details and photos.