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John Howard
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Born in Hackney, London
Born on 2nd of September 1726
Died on 20th of January 1790

Born 1726. Died 1790 - English philanthropist and reformer.

Son of an upholsterer. Spent time as prisoner of war in France (1756). Appalled by conditions in English jails and instigated two Acts of Parliament in 1774 to improve cleanliness of jails and introduce salaries for jailers. Died of typhus contracted while visiting military hospital in the Crimea.

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