Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)

William Blackstone was the great English jurist who wrote the 4-volume "Commentaries on the Laws of England" (1765-69), which became a textbook for teaching law, a general history of English law, and a source for legal rulings. In his early career as a lawyer, Blackstone had few cases and was forced to work as a bursar. In 1758 the first professorship of law was founded at Oxford and Blackstone received it. The scholar was given a judgeship and knighted in 1770.

1870 circa 15 years
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