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William Blackstone (1723–1780)

Blackstone, Sir William. An English jurist and writer on law; born in London, 1723; died in 1780. His ‘Commentaries on the Laws of England’ have conferred great celebrity on his name, not only by reason of the profound learning of the work, but because it possesses literary merits of a high order. The first volume appeared in 1765, the last in 1769.