1748 - 1832
He was born in Houndsditch in the City of London, near to the corner of Creechurch Lane and Duke's Place. His adult life was lived in Westminster in a house at Queen Square Place, the site of which is now occupied by the Home Office at 50 Queen Anne's Gate, where a recently unveiled green plaque commemorates his memory. Bentham's 'auto-icon' - his preserved and dressed skeleton - can be seen in a glass cabinet in the South Cloisters of UCL. The college's main library has a mural representing Bentham's role in the foundation of the college. The Bentham Project, located in the Department of Laws at UCL, maintains an extensive archive of Bentham-related material.