Rowland Hill

Teacher, Inventor

1795 – 1879

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Who was Rowland Hill?

Sir Rowland Hill KCB, FRS was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer. He campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, based on the concept of Uniform Penny Post and his solution of prepayment, facilitating the safe, speedy and cheap transfer of letters. Hill later served as a government postal official, and he is usually credited with originating the basic concepts of the modern postal service, including the invention of the postage stamp.

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Born
Dec 3, 1795
Worcestershire
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Employment
  • Post Office Ltd
    ( - 1842/07)
  • Titles in academia, London and Brighton Railway
    (1843 - 1846)
  • Secretary to the Postmaster General, Post Office Ltd
    (1846 - 1854)
  • Secretary to the Post Office, Post Office Ltd
    (1854 - 1864)
Died
Aug 27, 1879
Hampstead
Resting place
Westminster Abbey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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