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George Grote

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(1794–1871), was MP for the City of London, 1832–41, and took an active part in favour of the reform movement. His outlook was much influenced by James Mill (see Utilitarianism). ...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., George ( 1794–1871 ) British historian Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind [as Philip Beauchamp ] ( 1822 ) Non-Fiction A History of Greece ( 1845 ) Non-Fiction Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates ( 1865 ) Non-Fiction...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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...Bain and G. Croom Robertson . London: J. Murray, 1872. Secondary Works Clarke, M. L. George Grote: A Biography . London: Athlone Press, 1962. Includes a complete bibliography of Grote's writings. Grote, Harriet . The Personal Life of George Grote . 2nd ed. London: J. Murray, 1873. Hamburger, Joseph . “George Grote.” In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , vol. 24, pp. 104–110. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Momigliano, Arnaldo . George Grote and the Study of Greek History. Inaugural lecture, University College, London. London: H. K....

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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..., George ( 1794–1871 ) Historian , MP for the City of London, 1832–41 . He took an active part in favour of the Reform movement. Radical and atheist, he was much influenced by James Mill (1773–1836) and Utilitarianism . He retired from Parliament in order to devote himself to his famous History of Greece (eight volumes, 1846–56 ). It was for many years the standard work on the subject. Grote's other publications include studies of Plato ( 1865 ) and Aristotle ( 1872...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., George ( 1794–1871 ) Historian , politician , and banker , educated at Charterhouse, MP for the City of London, 1832–41 . He took an active part in favour of the Reform movement ( see Reform Bills ), publishing a pamphlet on the subject in 1820 and another in 1831 . Radical and atheist, he was much influenced by James Mill and Utilitarianism . He retired from Parliament in order to devote himself to historical work. His famous History of Greece , in eight volumes, on which he had been intermittently at work since 1823 , was published in 1846–56...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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..., George ( 1794–1871 ) George Grote was born at Clay Hill, near Beckenham, Kent, on 17 November 1794 and died in London on 18 June 1871 . He was of German ancestry through his paternal grandfather Andreas Grote , who had come to England from Bremen and founded the firm of Kruger and Grote , merchants, in Leadenhall Street. His prosperity as a merchant led to the establishment of the banking house of Grote, Prescott and Company in 1766 . Grote's early education was typical for a boy of his class. He was given a good grounding in Latin by his...

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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..., George ( 1794–1871 ) . Grote , whose family came from Exeter, was a banker, politician, and historian. After attending Charterhouse, he joined the family bank at 16. Greatly influenced by Bentham and James Mill , he took an active part in the foundation of the University of London, keenly supporting the admission of women. From 1832 until 1841 he was a radical MP for London and in April 1833 moved for the first time for secret ballot , a cause with which he is associated: he was defeated by 211 to 106. He did not stand for re-election in 1841 ...

George Grote

George Grote  

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(1794–1871),was MP for the City of London, 1832–41, and took an active part in favour of the reform movement. His outlook was much influenced by James Mill (see Utilitarianism). He retired from ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...religious tests and in a range of modern and traditional subjects. In 1824–5 the poet and literary editor Thomas *Campbell first mooted the scheme for a University in the English capital. It was soon taken up by James Mill and other leading *utilitarians , such as George Grote ( 1794–1871 ) and Henry *Brougham , and it had the endorsement of their panjandrum, Jeremy *Bentham , to whom it appealed as a version of his own ideas for a broad and rational school curriculum concentrating on practical, largely scientific subjects (his ‘Chrestomathia’)....

secret ballot

secret ballot  

Was advocated as early as 1656 by James Harrington in Oceana, discussed in pamphlets at the time of the Glorious Revolution, argued by Defoe in 1708, and became a persistent radical demand in the ...
Charles Badham

Charles Badham  

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(1813–84)Charles Badham was born in Ludlow, Shropshire on 18 July 1813 and died in Sydney on 27 February 1884. His father was a physician who held a Chair in ...
philosophical radicals

philosophical radicals  

Is a loose term for the group of reformers in the early 19th cent. who based their approach to government and society largely on the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham, though they were also ...
Holland House

Holland House  

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Kensington, London, built at the beginning of the 17th cent. In 1767 it was acquired by Henry Fox, first Baron Holland, who entertained Horace Walpole and George Selwyn there. In the time of his ...
Joseph Hume

Joseph Hume  

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(1777–1855).The archetypal middle-class parliamentary radical. A confirmed Benthamite, Hume was an indefatigable speaker in Parliament and organizer of committees, pressure groups, and alliances ...
London Library

London Library  

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Was founded in 1840, largely at the instance of Carlyle, with the support and encouragement of many eminent men of letters of the day, including Gladstone, Grote, H. Hallam, and Mazzini. It opened on ...
Edward Caird

Edward Caird  

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(1835–1908)Scottish absolute idealist, Professor at Glasgow and Master of Balliol College, Oxford. Like Hegel, Caird believed that the aim of philosophy was to overcome philosophical oppositions and ...
Frances Wright

Frances Wright  

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(1795–1852),Scottish-born free-thinker and author, who spent two years in the U.S. (1818–20), where she produced her play Altorf (1819), about the Swiss fight for independence, and toured the country ...
Fortnightly Review

Fortnightly Review  

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(1865–1934),a positivist and anti‐orthodox literary periodical. G. H. Lewes, the first editor, was succeeded by John Morley. Almost all numbers ran a serialized novel; the first contained a chapter ...
Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain  

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(1818–1903)Scottish philosopher. The self-taught son of a weaver, Bain eventually enrolled in Marischal College, in Aberdeen, and became a radical follower of J. S. Mill. He was appointed professor ...
London University

London University  

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Was founded largely on the initiative of Lord Brougham. Opening in 1828, University College had no religious entrance requirements and became known as ‘the godless institution of Gower Street’. In ...
Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Edward Gibbon Wakefield  

(1796–1862)British colonial reformer and writer. In 1829 he published his Letter from Sydney using information he had obtained while serving a sentence in Newgate gaol in London. Concerned that ...

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