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Horace Mann

Father of American Education Horace Mann

Profession: Father of American Education

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Arguing that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation's unruly children into disciplined, judicious republican citizens, he won widespread approval for building public schools. Most states adopted one version or another of the system he established.

Born: May 4, 1796
Birthplace: Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 2, 1859 (aged 63)

Events in the Life of Horace Mann

  • 1848-03-03 American education reformer Horace Mann joins the US Senate, representing Massachusetts

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