Charles Booth

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Birthday
30, 1840
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Nov 23, 1916 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1840
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Nov 23, 1916 (76)

About

A British social researcher and philanthropist, he documented the lives of the London poor and published his observations in the two-volume work, Life and Labour of the People (1889-1891).

Before Fame

He was educated at the Royal Institution School in Liverpool and later worked as an apprentice in the family business at age sixteen.

Trivia

Thanks to his work, the British government began to aid in the fight against poverty in the 20th century.

Family Life

He was born in Liverpool, England. His parents were named Emily Fletcher and Charles Booth Sr.

Associated With

Although Booth was less political, he, like Karl Marx , was a famous sociologist.