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Sir Isaac Pitman
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Born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Born on 4th of January 1813
Died on 12th of January 1897

Born 1813. Died 1897 - Educationalsit and inventor of shorthand.

Son of hand loom weaver. Schoolmaster at Barton-on-Humber. In 1837 he introduced his system of 'stenographic sound hand'. Established a Phonetic Institute for teaching shorthand in Bath (1839-43). Today it is the most widely used of all the systems of shorthand.

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