Definition of Robert Owen
1. Noun. Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858).
Generic synonyms: Industrialist, Crusader, Meliorist, Reformer, Reformist, Social Reformer
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Literary usage of Robert Owen
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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Robert Owen died in 1858 at the advanced age of eighty-seven years. ... Robert Owen may justly be regarded as the founder of English Socialism, Co-operation ..."
2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"[The Life of Robert Owen, written by himself, vol.i. 1857, gives the life down to 1820; a second volume, published in 1858, does not continue the narrative ..."
3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"The founder of the community, Robert Owen, was a native of Wales, where he was born in 1771. Forced to earn his living while still a lad, he became a clerk ..."