David Hume was born on April 26

David Hume was born on April 26 - ,1711,. .(,,whohadbeen...

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David Hume was born on April 26, 1711, at Edinburgh in Scotland. His parents were people of good  standing in the community. His father belonged to a branch of the family of the Earl of Home  (sometimes spelled Hume), and his mother was the daughter of Sir David Falconer, who had been  president of the College of Justice. While David was still an infant, his father died, leaving him with  one older brother and a sister in the care of his mother, a woman of strong and sturdy character. The  family had at one time been considered quite well-to-do, but because of certain financial reverses it  was necessary for them to practice the most rigid economy. They were able, however, to live  respectably, and his mother, who was devoted to the welfare of her children, used every opportunity  for the advancement of their education.
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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