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Robert Owen (1771–1858)

Owen, Robert. Social reformer and author; born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, May 14, 1771; died there, Nov. 17, 1858. He early turned his attention to social questions, publishing in 1812 ‘New Views of Society; or, Essays upon the Formation of the Human Character, and Book of the New Moral World.’ He attempted to found communist societies in England, also in New Harmony, IN, and later in Mexico. In his later years he became a believer in Spiritualism. His followers bore the name of Owenites, and were among the founders of the English Chartist movement.