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List of deists

This is a partial list of people who have been categorized as deists, the belief in a God based on natural religion only, or belief in religious truths discovered by people through a process of reasoning, independent of any revelation through scripture or prophets. They have been selected for their influence on Deism, or for their fame in other areas.

§  Ethan Allen (1738 – 1789), early American revolutionary and guerrilla leader

§  Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 – 1938) the founder of the Turkish Republic.

§  Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821), French military and political leader

§  Marlon Brando (1924 – 2004), famous American actor

§  Cicero (106 BCE – 43 BCE), Roman statesman, lawyer, political theorist, philosopher, and Roman constitutionalist

§  Paul Davies (1946 – ), British physicist and science writer and broadcaster

§  Antony Flew (1923 – ), British philosopher and prominent former atheist

§  Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), American polymath, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

§  Frederick the Great (1712 – 1786), Prussian King from the Hohenzollern dynasty

§  Brett Gurewitz (1962 – ), guitarist and songwriter for the American punk rock band Bad Religion

§  Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583 – 1648), British soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher

§  William Hogarth 1697 – 1764), English painter, visual artist and pioneering cartoonist

§  Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), French writer, artist, activist and statesman

§  David Hume (1711 – 1776), Scottish philosopher, one of the principal early philosophers of empiricism

§  Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and the 3rd President of the United States[15]

§  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 – 1781), German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic

§  John Locke (1632 – 1704), influential English philosopher in the field of empiricism

§   James Madison (1751 – 1836), politician and the fourth President of the United States of America

§  Moses Mendelssohn (1729 – 1786), German philosopher influential in the Jewish Haskalah

§  Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809), English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual

§  Elihu Palmer (1764 – 1806), American author and advocate of deism

§  Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744), English poet during the eighteenth century

§  Maximilien Robespierre (1758 – 1794), French revolutionary and lawyer

§  Adam Smith (1723 – 1790), Scottish Philosopher and economist, considered the father of modern economics[23]

§  Lysander Spooner (1808 – 1887), American anarchist, philosopher and abolitionist

§  Matthew Tindal (1657 – 1733), controversial English author whose works were influential on Enlightenment thinking

§  John Toland (1670 – 1722), Irish philosopher, coined the term "pantheism"

§  Mark Twain (1835 – 1910), American author and humorist

§  George Washington (1732 – 1799), the first President of the United States of America

§  Henrik Wergeland (1808 – 1845), Norwegian poet and theologist (by self-definition).

§  Voltaire (1694 – 1778), French Enlightenment writer and philosopher