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John Howard
b. September 2, 1726 – d. January 20, 1790 • Church Reformer
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Howard, John
Howard, John (c. 1726–90), English philanthropist and prison reformer. A man of Evangelical piety, he was a moderate *Calvinist and though his second wife was a Churchwoman and he accompanied her to the local parish church, he remained a Dissenter (Independent) throughout his life. He maintained a wide
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Howard, John
Howard, John(1726–90). The John Howard Association in the United States perpetuates both the name and the work of the 18th-century English prison reformer. Howard was a man of considerable wealth who devoted much of his time and money to worthy causes. Apart from prison reform he promoted public health
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Philanthropist
Philanthropist (The). John Howard, who spent much of his life in visiting the prisons and hospitals of Europe. (1726–1790.) (Greek, phil-anthrōpos.)
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Howard, John
Howard, John (c. 1726–1790)English philanthropist and prison reformerBorn in London, Howard lost his mother and father early in life; but, being left in a reasonable financial position he traveled on the Continent before settling in Stoke Newington, near London. In 1751 he married his landlady who