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Rowland Hill

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Birthday
3, 1795
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 27, 1879 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1795
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 27, 1879 (83)

About

Reformer of the postal system and inventor of the first postage stamp.

Before Fame

He worked as a student-teacher, specializing in astronomy. As a hobby, he painted landscapes.

Trivia

He worked on reforming England's school system and helped to colonize the continent of Australia.

Family Life

His father Thomas Wright Hill was an acclaimed educator and politician.

Associated With

He was selected to join other luminaries, such as Captain James Cook, as a Fellow of the Royal Society.