• Robert Owen

    Robert Owen

    Robert Owen (/ˈoʊɪn/; 14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858) was a Welsh textile manufacturer, philanthropic social reformer, and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Owen is best known for his efforts to improve the working conditions of his factory workers and his promotion of experimental socialistic communities. In the early 1800s Owen became wealthy as an investor and eventual manager of a large textile mill at New Lanark, Scotland. He initially trained as a draper in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and worked in London before relocating at the age of 18 to Manchester and going into business as a textile manufacturer. In 1824, Owen travelled to America, where he invested the bulk of his fortune in an experimental socialistic community at New Harmony, Indiana, the preliminary model for Owen's utopian society. The experiment was short-lived, lasting about two years. Other Owenite utopian communities met a similar fate. In 1828, Owen returned to the United Kingdom and settled in London, where he continued to be an advocate for the working class. In addition to his leadership in the development of cooperatives and the trade union movement, he also supported passage of child labour laws and free, co-educational schools.

  • Roger Carmichael Robert Owen

    Roger Carmichael Robert Owen

    Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Carmichael Robert Owen CMG OBE (1866–1941) was a British Army officer who joined the Sudan service in 1903. He was Sudan Agent in Cairo from 1905 to 1908. Owen was then appointed Governor of Mongalla Province in South Sudan from 1908 to 1918.

  • Robert Owen (theologian)

    Robert Owen (13 May 1820 – 6 April 1902 ) was a Welsh theologian and antiquarian.

  • Robert Owen Hutchins

    Robert Owen Hutchins (September 25, 1939 – October 9, 2009) was an American organic chemist and educator. Born in Danville, Illinois, Hutchins earned a B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961, an M.A. degree in phytochemistry from California State University, Long Beach in 1962, and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Purdue University under Joseph Wolinsky in 1967. He then completed a two-year post-doctoral research position with Ernest L. Eliel at Notre Dame University,

  • Robert Owen Page

    Robert Owen Page (1897–1957) was a New Zealand pacifist and industrial chemist.

  • Robert Owen (canoeist)

    Robert Owen is a former British slalom canoeist who competed in the 1980s.

  • Robert Owen (disambiguation)

    Robert Owen (1771–1858) was a Welsh social philosopher and reformer; one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement.

  • Robert Owen (darts player)

    Robert Owen (born 23 September 1984) is a professional Welsh darts player who plays in Professional Darts Corporation events. He goes by the nickname "Stack Attack".

  • Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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