Britain’s Most Famous Philosopher Through History


Rank number. Name (birth year, birth city)

  1. John Locke (1632, Wrington)
  2. Thomas Hobbes (1588, Malmesbury)
  3. Thomas More (1478, London)
  4. David Hume (1711, Edinburgh)
  5. Francis Bacon (1561, London)
  6. Roger Bacon (1214, Ilchester)
  7. William of Ockham (1288, Ockham)
  8. Herbert Spencer (1820, Derby)
  9. Alcuin (735, York)
  10. Duns Scotus (1266, Duns)
  11. John Wycliffe (1328, Hipswell)
  12. Jeremy Bentham (1748, Spitalfields)
  13. Joseph Priestley (1733, Birstall)
  14. Thomas Carlyle (1795, Ecclefechan)
  15. William Godwin (1756, Wisbech)
  16. J. L. Austin (1911, Lancaster)
  17. George Edward Moore (1873, London)
  18. John Venn (1834, Kingston upon Hull)
  19. Alasdair MacIntyre (1929, Glasgow)
  20. Edward Hallett Carr (1892, London)
  21. A.J. Ayer (1910, United Kingdom)

Source:

Yu, A. Z., et al. (2016). Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies. Scientific Data 2:150075. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.75