Born on 14th of May 1771
Died on 17th of November 1858
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1771 -1858. Welsh social and educational reformer.
Son of a saddler. By age of 19 was manager of a cotton mill. Established a model community in New Lanark with improved housing and working conditions, a school and a village store. Toured the country making speeches on his experiments. Established a new community in America, New Harmonoy, based on his socialist ideas. Sold his textile mills in 1827 and spent rest of is life helping various reform groups.
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