• Born date: 1711-04-26
  • Born in: Edinburgh
  • Death date: 1776-08-25
  • Death in: Edinburgh
David Hume

David Hume (/ˈhjuːm/; 7 May [O.S. 26 April] 1711 – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.