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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 Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 23 October 1936
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 23 October 1936
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 23 October 1936
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 23 October 1936
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, copied July 1947
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Jane Bown
digital print, 1949
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Unknown photographer, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, circa 1950s
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Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1952
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Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 4 March 1952
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Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 4 March 1952
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
contact print, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1954
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