Étienne Cabet

Philosopher, Politician

1788 – 1856

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Who was Étienne Cabet?

Étienne Cabet was a French philosopher and utopian socialist. He was the founder of the Icarian movement His goal was to replace capitalist production with workers cooperatives. He became the most popular socialist advocate of his day, with a special appeal to artisans were being undercut by factories. Cabet led groups of emigrants to found utopian communities in Texas and Illinois. However his work was undercut by his many feuds with his own followers.

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Born
Jan 1, 1788
Dijon
Also known as
  • Etienne Cabet
  • Etienne Cabot
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Nov 9, 1856
St. Louis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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