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Bass, Michael Thomas

Born: 1780 AD
Died: 1835 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Politician

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1780 - Born on January 3rd in Snelston, Derbyshire, England. British radical politician, philanthropic businessman, and leader of the factory reform movement in England, who was a forerunner of the reformers from the working class whose activities became known as Chartism.

1829-1832 - Sadler served as a Tory member of the House of Commons and sought a new parliamentary seat created for Leeds.

         - Sadler's Law of Population, a massive treatise attacking the pessimistic theories of the economist-demographer Thomas Robert Malthus.

         - He introduced a factory reform bill, inspired in part by the reformer Richard Oastler, and subsequently acted as chairman of the committee to which it was referred.

1835 - He died on July 29th in Belfast, Ulster, Ireland.


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