Samuel Alexander

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Date of Birth January 6, 1859
Place of Birth Australia
Date of Death Sep 13, 1938 (79)
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Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander was an Australian-born British philosopher. He was the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college.

Born: 6 January 1859, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: (aged), Manchester, England
Alma mater: Wesley College, Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Balliol College, Oxford

About Samuel Alexander

Australian philosopher who was the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college and published the 1933 popular essay Beauty and other Forms of Value.

Before Fame

He attended Wesley College in Melbourne and studied arts at the University of Melbourne in 1875.


A theatre at Monash University in Melbourne is named after him.

Family Life

He was born the third son of Samuel Alexander who worked as a saddler and Eliza née Sloman.


Another Australian philosopher like him is David Armstrong.

Information related to Samuel Alexander

  • Australian members of the Order of Merit
  • Spinoza scholars
  • Fellows of Lincoln College, Oxford
  • Presidents of the Aristotelian Society
  • Australian philosophers
  • Australian emigrants to England
  • People educated at Wesley College (Victoria)
  • Academics of the Victoria University of Manchester
  • Metaphysicians
  • 19th-century philosophers
  • British philosophers
  • Analytic philosophers
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