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William Augustus Muhlenberg

Born: Sep 16, 1796

Death: Apr 8, 1877

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

William Augustus Muhlenberg

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1796
Date of Death : Apr 8, 1877
Birth Place : Philadelphia

William Augustus Muhlenberg was an Episcopal clergyman and educator. Muhlenberg is considered the father of church schools in the United States. An early exponent of the Social Gospel, he founded St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Muhlenberg was also an early leader of the liturgical movement in Anglican Christianity. His model schools on Long Island had a significant impact on the history of American education. Muhlenberg left his work in secondary education in 1845.

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