Today’s Birthday:John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834)

Today’s Birthday:
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834)

Denied admission to Cambridge University because of his Roman Catholicism, Acton studied instead in Munich. He went on to become a noted historian and member of English Parliament. Outspoken against arbitrary power, he was also an editor of a Catholic monthly but resigned due to papal criticism of his scientific approach to history. He coined the saying “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Another of Acton’s sayings is that a strong man with a dagger is followed by whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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