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Richard Cobden

(1804—1865) manufacturer and politician


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(1804–65)

British political reformer. A Manchester industrialist, Cobden was one of the leading spokesmen of the free-trade movement in Britain. From 1838, together with John Bright, he led the Anti-Corn Law League in its successful campaign for the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846).

Subjects: Philosophy.


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