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Horace Mann

Father of American Education Horace Mann

Profession: Father of American Education

United States of America

Biography: 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 education systems he established.

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

Died: August 2, 1859 (aged 63)

Historical Events

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

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