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Herbert Spencer
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Born in Derby, Derbyshire
Born on 27th of April 1820
Died on 8th of December 1903

Born 1820. Died 1903 - English revolutionary philosopher.

Was railway engineer, teacher and journalist before becoming full-time writer. Particularly interested in evolutionary theory. Coined the phrase “survival of the fittest”. Major work was the nine volume System of Synthetic Philosophy (1862-93).

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