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Early Childhood: Froebel

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Biography: Friedrich Froebel

(born April 21, 1782, Oberweissbach, Thuringia, Ernestine Saxony [now in Germany]—died June 21, 1852, Marienthal, near Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia), German educator who was founder of the kindergarten and one of the most influential educational reformers of the 19th century.

Friedrich Froebel. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica.


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