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  1. Owen, Robert Owennoun

    Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)


  1. Robert Owen

    Robert Owen was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.

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  1. Robert Owen

    Social reformer, born Newton, Montgomeryshire, Wales, 14 March, 1771. At 18 he was so distinguished by his business talents that he became partner in a cotton mill. In 1797 he married the daughter of David Dale, and soon afterwards became partner and sole manager at New Lanark Mills, where he built the first infant schools and improved the dwellings of the workmen. From 1810–15 he published New Views on Society, or, Essays on the Formation of Character. In ’17 he caused much excitement by proclaiming that the religions of the world were all false, and that man was the creature of circumstances. In ’24 he went to America and purchased New Harmony, Indiana, from the Rappists to found a new community, but the experiment was a failure, as were also others at Orbiston, Laner, and Queenswood, Hants. In ’28 he debated at Cincinatti with Alex. Campbell on the Evidences of Christianity. He published a numerous series of tracts, Robert Owen’s Journal, and The New Moral World, ’35. He debated on his Social System with the Rev. J. H. Roebuck, R. Brindley, etc. As his mind began to fail he accepted the teachings of Spiritism. Died Newton, 17 Nov. 1858. Owen profoundly influenced the thought of his time in the direction of social amelioration, and he is justly respected for his energy, integrity and disinterested philanthropy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robert Owen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of Robert Owen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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