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Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler (1692 - 1752) English bishop and philosopher

Joseph Butler was born on May 18, 1692 in Wantage, Berkshire, England. In 1736 he was made the head chaplain of King George II's wife: Caroline. In 1738 he was made bishop of Bristol. He declined an offer to become the archbishop of Canterbury in 1747. He is most famous for his "Sermons on Human Nature" (1726) and "Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed" (1736)

Butler died on June 16, 1752 in Bath, Somerset

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