Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham by Henry William Pickersgill
Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) was a philosopher and social reformer. He advocated the abolition of slavery and capital punishment, equal rights for women, and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Born in Spitalfields (now in Tower Hamlets) to a Tory family, he began his formal education at the age of 3 after showing remarkable precocity.

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