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Arnold, Thomas

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1842 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Educators


1795 - Born on June 13th in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. An English educator who, as headmaster of Rugby School, had much influence on public school education in England. He was the father of the poet and critic Matthew Arnold.

1815 - He was elected a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.

1828 - Became the head of Rugby School.

1841 - He was the Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford.

1842 - Died on June 12th in Rugby, Warwickshire.

1844 - His autobiography was written by his former student, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, entitled Life.


Page last updated: 1:15pm, 04th Jun '07

  • "My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make."
  • "It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said,'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'"