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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science (see type theory and type system), and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. He was born into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom. He is a founder of analytic philosophy.

Russell was a prominent anti-war activist, and was dismissed from Trinity College following his conviction under the Defence of the Realm Act. He was engaged in political causes primarily related to nuclear disarmament.

Russell founded the experimental Beacon Hill School.

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."

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Science           4            Nobel laureate

Law                 0                    

Medicine         0                                                 

Business         2           Founder of a school        

Philosophy      2           Founder of analytic philosophy                       

Art                   2           Writer

Travel              0                

Sports             0                

Beauty            1             

Family            1           Married with children

Fame              1                        

Civic                0         

Career            1                        

Wealth            1           Inherited        

Leader            1                     

Humanity        1          Antiwar activist

 TOTAL         17          Universalis