Portrait of John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill

1806 – 1873

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was the precocious child of the Philosophical Radical and Benthamite James Mill. Taught Greek, Latin, and political economy at an early age, he spent his youth in the company of the Philosophic Radicals, Benthamites and utilitarians who gathered around his father James.

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Mill went on to become a journalist, Member of Parliament, and philosopher and is regarded as one of the most significant English classical liberals of the 19th century.

See also our collection of extracts, essays, and other resources on Mill.

See the Liberty Matters online discussions on J.S. Mill & Life Writing and Reassessing the Political Economy of John Stuart Mill

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