Robert Owen
(1771-1858)

Died aged c. 87

Robert Owen (/ˈoʊᵻn/; 14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858) was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. He worked in the cotton industry in Manchester before setting up a large mill at New Lanark in Scotland. In 1824, Owen travelled to America to invest the bulk of his fortune in an experimental 1,000-member colony on the banks of Indiana's Wabash River, called New Harmony. New Harmony was intended to be a Utopian society.

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Robert Owen 1771-1858. Welsh entrepreneur and social reformer whose ideas formed the basis of the world-wide co-operative movement. Lived and worked in Manchester for 12 years working first in a business on this site c.1786

Royal Exchange, St. Ann's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom where they worked

Robert Owen pioneer social reformer and philanthropist 1771 - 1858

?, Newtown, United Kingdom where they was

Robert Owen 1771-1858 Father of the Co-operative movement lived here 1832-1840

4 Burton Place, London, United Kingdom where they was