Thinkers

Malmesbury - A home region of philosophers, statesmen and creative thinkers:

William of Malmesbury
William of Malmesbury (981-1069)
first major historian after Bede

Adelard of Bath
Adelard of Bath c. 1080 - c.1152
philosopher, mathematician and translator of ancient Greek texts from Arabic

Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679)
philosopher

John Locke
John Locke (1632-1704)
philosopher

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
founder of The Tatler and The Spectator and MP for Malmesbury

Thomas Hollis (1720-1774)
bibliophile, libertarian and Fellow of the Royal Society

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
philosopher and MP for Bristol

Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
orator and MP for Malmesbury

Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner (1749-1823)
scientist, medical doctor and pioneer immunologist

William Morris (1834-1896)
founder of the Arts and Crafts movement in his nearby home of Kelmscott Manor

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)
naturalist

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