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 Henry Sidgwick

Henry Sidgwick

Birth
Skipton, Craven District, North Yorkshire, England
Death 28 Aug 1900 (aged 62)
Braintree, Braintree District, Essex, England
Burial Terling, Braintree District, Essex, England
Memorial ID 100688844 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
  • Added: 14 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100688844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Sidgwick (31 May 1838–28 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100688844, citing All Saints Churchyard, Terling, Braintree District, Essex, England ; Maintained by Martin Douglas Packer (contributor 47912178) .