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About Robert Owen
Robert Owen was a Welsh businessman credited for promoting utopian socialism. He’s also celebrated for championing the cooperative ideology. He was one of Britain’s wealthiest people during the 1800s. He accumulated his riches from managing a textile manufacturing company located in the New Lanark village in Scotland.
He later moved to the United States to experiment a socialist community at New Harmony in Indiana. After the initiative failed, he moved back to the United Kingdom to support many social intervention initiatives such as child labor laws, and trade union programs. He also fought for the establishment of free co-educational institutions.
He’s the son of Robert and Anne Owen. His siblings were named Richard, William, John and Anne. He was married to Ann Caroline Dale, and together they had eight children including Richard Dale, Robert Dale, and David Dale.
He briefly served as the leader of the Grand National Consolidated Trade Union.
In 1857, he published a memoir titled “The Life of Robert Owen”.
He abandoned his education at the age of 10 years to work as an apprentice.
He began his own business with a £100 loan he collected from one of his brothers.
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F.A.Q. about Robert Owen
When is his birthday?
Robert Owen's birthday is on May 14, 1771.
In how many days is his birthday?
Robert's birthday is in 351 days
How old was Robert when he died?
He was 87 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 17, 1858.
How old would he be today?
Robert Owen would be 251 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Robert from?
He was born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Robert Owen's Popularity
Robert Owen was a famous Welsh social reformer, who was born on May 14, 1771. As a person born on this date, Robert Owen is listed in our database as the 48th most popular celebrity for the day (May 14).
People born on May 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Robert Owen is the 1243rd most popular Taurus.
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