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Henry Sidgwick
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Birth: May 31, 1838
Skipton
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Aug. 28, 1900
Braintree
Essex, England

Henry Sidgwick was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist. He was one of the founders and first president of the Society for Psychical Research, a member of the Metaphysical Society, and promoted the higher education of women. His work in economics has also had a lasting influence.

He wanted these words to be written on his grave:"Let us commend to the love of God with silent prayer the soul of a sinful man who partly partly tried to do his duty. it is by his wish that I say over his grave these words and no more".

He also founded the Newnham College in Cambridge in 1875.Newnham College is a women-only constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.It was the second Cambridge college to admit women after Girton College. The co-founder of the college was Millicent Garrett Fawcett.

Henry Sidgwick was the first cousin of Ellen Wordsworth Crofts, second wife of Sir Francis Darwin, a Fellow and Lecturer at Newnham College.
 
 
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  Eleanor Mildred Balfour Sidgwick (1845 - 1936)*
 
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Burial:
Terling, All Saints Churchyard
Terling
Braintree District
Essex, England
 
Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
Record added: Nov 14, 2012
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To a Great Moral Philosopher and a Great Mind.
- Nick Edwards
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