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Richard Cobden
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Born in Heyshott, Sussex
Born on 3rd of June 1804
Died on 2nd of April 1865

Born 1804. Died 1865 - English economist and politician.

Wrote pamphlets preaching free trade and non-intervention. Founded the Anti Corn League in 1838 which played large part in abolition of the Corn Laws. Elected MP for West Riding. Opposed Crimean War and spoke strongly in favour of North during American Civil War.

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