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List of notable or famous philosophers from England, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in England and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from England is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Roger Bacon to Mary Wollstonecraft.

This historic philosophers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from England?" These prominent philosophers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English philosophers.

Use this list of renowned English philosophers to discover some new philosophers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (77 items)
Adelard of Bath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Philosophers from England
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Adelard of Bath was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important Greek and Arab scientific works of astrology, astronomy, philosophy and mathematics into Latin from Arabic versions, which were then introduced to Western ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1080-1152)

Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Astrologer, Philosopher

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Ahmad Thomson is a British barrister and writer and a member of the Murabitun movement. ...more

Birthplace: Northern Rhodesia, Zambia

Profession: Barrister, Author, Philosopher

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Alan of Lynn


Alan of Lynn, or Alanus de Lynna, was a famous English theologian of the first half of the fifteenth century. He flourished about 1420. He was born at Lynn in Norfolk, and studied philosophy and theology at Cambridge with much credit, taking the degree of Doctor of Divinity there. He afterwards ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1348-1423)

Profession: Philosopher

Alcuin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Philosophers from England
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Alcuin


Alcuin of York, also called Ealhwine, Albinus or Flaccus, was an English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York. At the invitation of Charlemagne, he became a leading scholar and teacher at the ...more

Age: Died at 69 (735-804)

Birthplace: York, United Kingdom

Profession: Astrologer, Writer, Philosopher

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