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Name:    Froebel, Frederich Wilhelm
Profession:  Educator
Born/Started:     Apr. 21, 1782
Died/Ended:     Sep. 21, 1852
Description:    The German educator Friedrich Froebel is important for developing the modern idea of early childhood education and establishing the concept of kindergarten. Froebel belived in the philosphy that teaching using play, songs, stories, and activities, allowed children to learn and grow on their own through self discovery.

Frederich Froebel had a diverse training background that included architecture, forestry, mineralogy, and elementary education. He trained under Johan Pestalozzi where he established his ideals on teaching young children. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright attributes his creativty and skill to an early education using Froebel´s methods of teaching.

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