Jean Frederick Oberlin

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German stamp, 1954

Jean Frederick Oberlin (August 31, 1740 – June 1, 1826) was an Alsatian educator who established schools in poor communities in France.

In the early 19th century, he was honored in the name of Oberlin College, which is an American liberal arts school in Ohio.[1]

In the mid-20th century, Oberlin University in Machida, Tokyo was named after him.[2]

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  1. Oberlin College, "History"; retrieved 2012-3-19.
  2. J.F. Oberlin University, "Our Mission"; retrieved 2012-3-19.

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