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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970), Philosopher, mathematician and social reformer

Sitter in 113 portraits
Grandson of the Liberal Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, Earl (Lord John) Russell, Bertrand made significant contributions to logic, epistemology and mathematics that established him as one of the foremost philosophers of the twentieth century. He published his first work, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (1897), at the age of 25. This was followed by The Principles of Mathematics (1903) and Principia Mathematica (1910-13). A pacifist during the First World War, he was imprisoned in 1918. Russell gave the first Reith lectures on radio in 1949. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, and became the first President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1958.

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1945 or before
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, oval, 1873-1874
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1876
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
modern bromide copy print, circa 1878
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, circa 1880
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
bromide copy print, 1880
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 1894
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The Wedding of Bertrand Russell and Alys Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
printing-out paper print on card, 13 December 1894
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The Wedding of Bertrand Russell and Alys Pearsall Smith

by Unknown photographer
albumen print on card, 13 December 1894
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'A Quaker wedding' (The marriage of Bertrand Russell and Alys Pearsall Smith)

after Richard Morris Smith
photograph of drawing, 13 December 1894
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
halftone reproduction, 1907
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
halftone reproduction, 1907
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Hugh Cecil (Hugh Cecil Saunders)
vintage bromide print, 1910s
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell)
vintage snapshot print, 1915
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'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
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'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
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'Picnic in the woods'

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, September 1915
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1917
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, October 1925
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