John Howard

(1726—1790) philanthropist

'John Howard' can also refer to...

Henry Edward John Howard (1795—1868) dean of Lichfield

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John Eager Howard (1752—1827)

John Eliot Howard (1807—1883) quinologist

John Galen Howard (1864—1931)

John George Howard (1803—1890)

John Howard (c. 1473—1485) soldier and member of parliament

John Howard (1753—1799) mathematician

John Howard (b. 1939) Australian Liberal statesman, Prime Minister

John Howard Casper (b. 1943)

(John) Howard Colls (1846—1910) builder and employers' leader

John Howard Gwyther (1835—1921) banker

John Howard Hinton (1791—1873) Baptist minister and theologian

John Howard Kyan (1774—1850) inventor of kyanizing

John Howard Lawson (1894—1977)

John Howard Lidgett Cumpston (1880—1954)

John Howard Marsden (1803—1891) antiquary

John Howard Nodal (1831—1909) journalist and dialectologist

John Howard Northrop (1891—1987)

John Howard Shakespeare (1857—1928) Baptist minister

John Howard Sissons (1892—1969)

(John) Howard Whitehouse (1873—1955) educational reformer and Ruskinian

John Howard Yoder (1927—1997)

Sir Christopher John Howard Chancellor (1904—1989) news agency executive

1st duke of Norfolk, John Howard (d. 1485)


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British philanthropist and prison reformer. In 1773 his sense of horror at conditions in Bedford jail led him to undertake a tour of British prisons; this culminated the following year in two Acts of Parliament setting down sanitary standards. His work The State of Prisons in England and Wales (1777) gave further impetus to the movement for improvements in the design and management of prisons.

Subjects: History — Christianity.

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