Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott
1803 -1879

Jacob Abbott Biography

Jacob Abbott was an American writer, best known for his children's books and educational works. He was born on November 14, 1803, in Hallowell, Maine, and was the eldest of five brothers. Abbott attended Bowdoin College and later studied at Andover Theological Seminary.

In 1825, Abbott began teaching at a private school in Boston, and in 1829, he established his own school in Farmington, Maine. He taught at his school for several years before returning to Massachusetts to teach at a school in Roxbury.

In 1833, Abbott began writing books for children and young adults. His first book, "The Young Christian," was published in 1833 and was followed by many more successful books, including "The Rollo Books," a series of educational works for children.

Abbott's books were widely popular and were translated into many languages, including French, German, and Spanish. He also wrote several historical works, including "The History of Napoleon Bonaparte" and "The History of the Roman Empire."

Abbott died on October 31, 1879, in Farmington, Maine. His legacy lives on through his many books, which continue to be popular among children and educators. He was not only a writer but also a teacher, a philosopher and an educational reformer who believed in the power of education to change lives.

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