COBBETT, William


COBBETT, William
(1763-1835)
   English Political journalist and essayist who used the pseudonym "Peter Porcupine." In his early pamphlets he attacked the French REVOLUTION, radicalism, and American DEMOCRACY but from l804 became a champion of radical causes.

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  • Cobbett, William — born March 9, 1763, Farnham, Surrey, Eng. died June 18, 1835, London English journalist. He joined the army and served in Canada (1785–91). He lived in the U.S. (1794–1800), where he launched his career as a journalist, fiercely attacking the… …   Universalium

  • Cobbett, William — SUBJECT AREA: Agricultural and food technology [br] b. 9 March 1762 Farnham, Surrey, England d. 17 June 1835 Guildford, Surrey, England [br] English political writer and activist; writer on rural affairs, with a particular concern for the… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Cobbett,William — Cob·bett (kŏbʹĭt), William. 1763? 1835. British journalist and social reformer noted for his Rural Rides (1830), a collection of essays showing the deterioration of rural life brought about by the Industrial Revolution. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cobbett, William — ► (1763 1835) Escritor y polemista británico. Fundó el semanario Weekly Political Register. * * * (9 mar. 1763, Farnham, Surrey, Inglaterra–18 jun. 1835, Londres). Periodista inglés. Ingresó al ejército y sirvió en Canadá (1785–91). Vivió en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • COBBETT, WILLIAM —    a political and miscellaneous writer, born at Farnham, Sussex; commenced life as a farm labourer, and then as copying clerk; enlisted, and saw seven years service in Nova Scotia; being discharged, travelled in France and America; on his return …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cobbett, William — (1762 1835)    Essayist and political writer, b. at Farnham, Surrey, s. of a small farmer, his youth was spent as a farm labourer, a clerk, and in the army, in which his good conduct and intelligence led to his promotion to the rank of sergeant… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Cobbett — Cobbett, William …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • William Cobbett — William Cobbett, portrait in oils, possibly by George Cooke, about 1831. National Portrait Gallery, London. Born 9 March 1763(1763 03 09) Farnham, S …   Wikipedia

  • COBBETT (W.) — COBBETT WILLIAM (1762 1835) Journaliste, agitateur radical, paysan, parlementaire anglais, William Cobbett est l’un des plus brillants esprits de son temps et l’un des plus indéfinissables. Né dans une humble famille paysanne, qui lui lègue… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • William Cobbett — [William Cobbett] (1763–1835) an English political journalist who became a leader of the movement towards modern democracy in Britain. He published most of his work in his own magazine Political Register, which also contained summaries of debates …   Useful english dictionary


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