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Richard Cobden

Person  Male  Born 3/6/1804  Died 2/4/1865

Categories: Politics & Administration, Industry

Countries: France

Political economist and Liberal MP. Born near Midhurst, Sussex, into a large and very poor family. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition. Spoke repeatedly to Parliament against war with France. Outstanding figure in the Anti-Corn Law League (working with John Bright). His daughter, Ellen, married Walter Sickert. From the picture source website: He took up "on Palmerston's behalf, negotiations which led to the Anglo-French (Cobden-Chevalier) commercial treaty of 1860. This involved lengthy detailed diplomacy in Paris and a good working relationship with Emperor Napoleon III". Died of an acute attack of bronchitis at 23 Suffolk Street.

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Richard Cobden

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54171

Anti-Corn Law League

On this site in the years 1844-1846 were situated the London offices of the A...

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45119

Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

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45910

Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden, 1804 - 1865, died here. LCC

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71364

Richard Cobden statue

Sicilian marble. W. and T. Wills of 12 Euston Road were the sculptors. Still ...

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