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Samuel Smiles
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Born in Haddington, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 23rd of December 1812
Died on 16th of April 1904

Born 1812. Died 1904 - Scottish writer and social reformer.

Studied medicine at Edinburgh, practised as surgeon in Leeds. Editor of the Leeds Times. Secretary of Southeastern Railway. Best known work Self-Help published in 1859. Wrote other improving works including Character (1871), Thrift (1875) and Duty (1880).

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