Robert Owen

1771 - 1858

Robert Owen

Robert Owen (; 14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858), a Welsh textile manufacturer, philanthropist and social reformer, was one founder of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. He is known for efforts to improve factory working conditions for his workers and promote experimental socialistic communities. In the early 1800s, he became wealthy as an investor and eventual manager of a large textile mill at New Lanark, Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Owen has received more than 1,124,851 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Robert Owen ranks 20 out of 426Before him are Jean-Paul Marat, Rosa Parks, Lady Godiva, Aung San Suu Kyi, Gustav I of Sweden, and Charlotte Corday. After him are Thomas Müntzer, Irena Sendler, Olympe de Gouges, Emiliano Zapata, Bertha von Suttner, and Ferdinand Lassalle.

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Among people born in 1771, Robert Owen ranks 2Before him is Walter Scott. After him are Richard Trevithick, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Emperor Kōkaku, Antoine-Jean Gros, Julie Clary, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Alois Senefelder, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Marie François Xavier Bichat, and Jean-Andoche Junot. Among people deceased in 1858, Robert Owen ranks 1After him are Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Rani of Jhansi, Hiroshige, Robert Brown, Matthew C. Perry, Karl Thomas Mozart, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Johannes Peter Müller, Anton Diabelli, Dred Scott, and Aimé Bonpland.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Owen ranks 135 out of 5,347Before him are Charles I of England (1600), Aleister Crowley (1875), John Milton (1608), James Hunt (1947), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Liam Neeson (1952). After him are T. E. Lawrence (1888), John, King of England (1166), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), James Chadwick (1891), Duns Scotus (1265), and Eric Clapton (1945).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United Kingdom

Among social activists born in United Kingdom, Robert Owen ranks 3Before him are Guy Fawkes (1570) and Lady Godiva (990). After him are Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Nicholas Winton (1909), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Betty Williams (1943), Annie Besant (1847), Mairead Maguire (1944), Wat Tyler (1341), Unity Mitford (1914), and Max Mosley (1940).

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