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William Godwin

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William Godwin William Godwin (1756-1836) was a English philosopher, novelist, and father of Mary Shelley.

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His Enquiry concerning Political Justice 1793 advocated an anarchic society based on a faith in people's essential rationality.

At first a Nonconformist minister, he later became an atheist. His first wife was Mary Woltstonecraft.

Why is William Godwin famous?

William Godwin was an English journalist, philosopher and novelist.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Mar 03, William was a Pisces.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his mother's name: Anne.
- his father's name: John Godwin.

William dated Mary Wollstonecraft (wife) and amongst other amorous encounters was Mary Jane Clairmont (wife).

He died on Saturday, April 30, 1836, in Whitehall Yard; cause of death: unspecified.

Famous Why : An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice.

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Category: Philosophers  - ( Philosophers Archive)

Date Added: 11 April '12

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