William Godwin (1756-1836)

Born: 3 March 1756, Wisbech, United Kingdom

Wife: Mary Jane Godwin (m. 1801–1836), Mary Wollstonecraft (m. 1797–1797)

Children: Mary Shelley Parents: John Godwin, Anne Godwin Education: Dissenting academies, Hackney College

His famous work was The Inquiry Concerning Political Justice which appeared in 1793.

William Godwin was an English journalist, political philosopher, and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism.

William Godwin, Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature