Definition of Robert Owen

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

Exact synonyms: Owen
Generic synonyms: Industrialist, Crusader, Meliorist, Reformer, Reformist, Social Reformer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robert Owen

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Lowell
Robert M. Yerkes
Robert MacGregor
Robert Maynard Hutchins
Robert Mearns Yerkes
Robert Merton
Robert Mills
Robert Mitchum
Robert Morris
Robert Motherwell
Robert Nesta Marley
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Orr
Robert Owen (current term)
Robert Peary
Robert Peel
Robert Penn Warren
Robert R. Livingston
Robert Ranke Graves
Robert Redford
Robert Robinson
Robert Schumann
Robert Scott
Robert Southey
Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr.
Robert Treat Paine
Robert Tyre Jones
Robert Van de Graaff

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 ..."

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