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Born: June 3, 1804

Died: April 2, 1865 (aged 60)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Businessman

Bio: Richard Cobden was a British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League as well as with the Cobden Chevalier Treaty. He has been called he greatest classical-liberal thinker on international affairs by libertarian writer Ralph Raico.

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