John Stuart Mill

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JSM was a leader in the intellectual life of the nineteenth century and of liberal or progressive thought. He wrote numerous philosophical works, publishing essays, newspaper articles, reviews, letters, and pamphlets over approximately sixty years. Best-known to feminists is Of the Subjection of Women, 1869. Harriet Taylor , whom he married after her husband's death, was a major influence on him.

Milestones

20 May 1806
JSM , the future philosopher, was born at 13 Rodney Street, London.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
By 27 May 1848
JSM published Principles of Political Economy in two volumes, with substantial input from Harriet Taylor .
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1074 (1848): 525-7
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
By 19 June 1869
John Stuart Mill published The Subjection of Women.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2173 (1869): 819
7 May 1873
JSM , philosopher, died at Avignon, where he is buried.
Sources used to list Mill's death as happening on 8 May, but F. A. Hayek reports that the Registres de l'Etat Civil d'Avignon record that he died on 7 May.
Hayek, Friedrich Augustus von, John Stuart Mill, and Harriet Taylor. John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor; Their Correspondence [i.e. Friendship] and Subsequent Marriage. University of Chicago Press, 1951.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Mitchell, Sally, editor. Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Garland Press, 1988.
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Biography

Birth and Family

20 May 1806
JSM , the future philosopher, was born at 13 Rodney Street, London.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.