Blackstone, William, 1723-1780

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Birth 1723-07-10
Death 1780-02-14
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English

Biographical notes:

The noted jurist, judge, and legal writer William Blackstone established the study of England's common law as an accepted academic discipline, and his Oxford lectures were published in 1765-1769 as the famous and influential Commentaries on the Laws of England. In the years since then, in numerous editions and translations, this work provided the definitive account of the state of English law in the mid-18th century.

From the description of Legal opinion of Sir William Blackstone on the rights of free-holders to commons after enclosure, 1767, February 27. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 760235461

English jurist.

From the description of An Abridgement of Architecture, 1743. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84198433

Blackstone, English jurist, was the author of the Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). Seymour Richmond was his uncle. (Cf. Lewis C. Warden, "The Life of Blackstone" (Charlottesville, Virginia: Michie, 1938) p. 109.

From the description of Letter to Seymour Richmond, 28 January 1745. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338697

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Subjects:

  • Land tenure--History--18th century
  • Architecture--Classification
  • Inclosures--History--18th century
  • Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc
  • Law--History--18th century
  • Architecture--Historiography
  • Law
  • Architectural design
  • Jurisprudence

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  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)