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Born: January 10, 1834

Died: June 19, 1902 (aged 68)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Historian

Bio: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, and usually referred to simply as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer.

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There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.

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