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Austin, John (1790–1859), legal philosopher

Wilfrid E. Rumble

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Austin, John (1790–1859), legal philosopher, was probably born at Creeting Mill, Suffolk, on 3 March 1790, the eldest of the five sons and two daughters of Jonathan Austin and his wife, Anne, née Redhouse. Jonathan Austin was a prosperous Suffolk miller and corn merchant who profited greatly from the Napoleonic wars. He was self-educated, intelligent, vigorous, and knowledgeable in history and political economy. ...

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