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Monday, February 18, 2019
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Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood

(July 12, 1730 - January 3, 1795)
Josiah Wedgwood was an English potter, founder of the Wedgwood company, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolitionist, Wedgwood is remembered for his "Am I Not A Man And A Brother?" anti-slavery medallion. He was a member of the DarwinWedgwood family. He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin.

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