Isaiah Berlin Death
Isaiah passed away on November 5, 1997 at the age of 88 in Oxford, UK. Isaiah's cause of death was heart attack.
When did Isaiah Berlin die?November 5, 1997
How did Isaiah Berlin die? What was the cause of death?Heart attack
How old was Isaiah Berlin when died?88
Where did Isaiah Berlin die? What was the location of death?Oxford, UK
Isaiah Berlin Birthday and Date of Death
Isaiah Berlin was born on June 6, 1909 and died on November 5, 1997. Isaiah was 88 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: June 6, 1909
Date of Death: November 5, 1997
Age at Death: 88
Isaiah Berlin - Biography
Sir Isaiah Berlin OM CBE FBA (6 June 1909 – 5 November 1997) was a Latvian-British social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas, widely considered to be the dominant British scholar of his generation. He excelled as an essayist, conversationalist and raconteur, and was a brilliant lecturer who spontaneously improvised richly allusive and coherently structured material. In its obituary of the scholar, the Independent stated that "Isaiah Berlin was often described, especially in his old age, by means of superlatives: the world's greatest talker, the century's most inspired reader, one of the finest minds of our time... there is no doubt that he showed in more than one direction the unexpectedly large possibilities open to us at the top end of the range of human potential". In 1932, at the age of 23, Berlin was elected to a prize fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. He translated works by Ivan Turgenev from Russian into English and, during the war, worked for the British Diplomatic Service. From 1957 to 1967 he was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1963 to 1964. In 1966, he played a crucial role in founding Wolfson College, Oxford, and became its first President.Berlin was appointed a CBE in 1946, knighted in 1957, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1971. He was President of the British Academy from 1974 to 1978. He also received the 1979 Jerusalem Prize for his writings on individual freedom.An annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture is held at the Hampstead Synagogue, at Wolfson College, Oxford and at the British Academy. Berlin's work on liberal theory and on value pluralism has had a lasting influence.