Bertrand Russell (18 May, 1872 – 2 February, 1970) was a Nobel Prize winning author, philosopher and mathematician.
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- Russell is a British aristocrat, born to the Viscount and Viscountess Amberley his title is the 3rd Earl Russell.
- Earl Russell, the author’s grandfather served as Queen Victoria’s Prime minister twice. He remembers his grandfather as a kindly old man in a wheelchair.
- His first wife, Alys Pearsall Smith, was an American Quaker.
- The author’s first published work, German Social Democracy, was published in 1896.
- Russell was an active pacifist during World War I. He was dismissed from his lecturer job in University of Cambridge, Trinity College due to his beliefs.
- He was also fined £100 which he refused to pay. The college auctioned his books to raise the money, which his friends bought.
- Even though he was philosophically against war, by 1940 Mr. Russell accepted that Nazi Germany is a permanent threat to democracy and must be beaten.
- Russell participated in many BBC broadcasts, usually on philosophical subjects.
- In 1949 Mr. Russell was awarded the Order of Merit by King George VI,, and in 1950 the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Russell wrote more than 2,000 articles and over 60 books.
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