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John Bright

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Birthday
16, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 27, 1889 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 27, 1889 (77)

About

English orator and House of Commons member who served as United Kingdom Trade Board President from 1868-1871. He later served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Before Fame

He grew up as a member of a Lancashire, England Quaker family. In his early years, he worked at his father's cotton mill.

Trivia

He is particularly known for his opposition to the Corn Laws of the 19th century and for his support of free trade.

Family Life

He was married twice: to Elizabeth Priestman and, after her death, to Margaret Leatham.

Associated With

He held several political offices during the reign of Queen Victoria of England.