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April 5

Frances Power Cobbe

1904 – The Irish Unitarian philosopher and writer Frances Power Cobbe died at age 82. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she became Unitarian as a result of reading A Discourse of Religion by Theodore Parker. She wrote major works of philosophy, including Cities of the Past (1864). Cobbe advocated the importance of listening to one’s own soul. She worked with poor children and pleaded for universities to admit them.

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