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Cobden, Richard

Line breaks: Rich|ard Cob¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒbd(ə)n

Definition of Cobden, Richard in English:

( 1804–65), English political reformer, one of the leading spokesmen of the free-trade movement in Britain. From 1838, together with John Bright, he led the Anti-Corn-Law League in its successful campaign for the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846).

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