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Bertrand Russell
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Born in Trelleck, South Wales
Born on 18th of May 1872
Died in Penryhyndeudraeth, North Wales
Died on 2nd of February 1970

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Born 1872 . Died 1970 - Philosopher, writer & mathematician

A British philosopher, logician, mathematician and advocate for social reform. A prolific writer, A History of Western Philosophy (1945) was a best seller. He was a prominent war activist, strongly supporting nuclear disarmament, and an outspoken critic of the American invasion of Vietnam. In 1950 he was made a Nobel Laureate in Literature.

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An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. - Charles Dickens
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