Gerrard Winstanley

17th Century, British Leveller and Protestant Reformer

Biography :

Gerrard Winstanley (19 October 1609 – 10 September 1676) was an English Protestant religious reformer, political philosopher, and activist during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. Winstanley was the leader and one of the founders of the English group known as the True Levelers or Diggers for their beliefs, and for their actions. The group occupied public lands that had been privatized by enclosures and dug them over, pulling down hedges and filling in ditches, to plant crops. True Levelers was the name they used to describe themselves, whereas the term Diggers was coined by contemporaries.

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Author of A Declaration from the Poor oppressed People of England (November 30, 1648)

Author of The Law of Freedom in a Platform (November 30, 1651)

Author of The True Levellers Standard Advanced (November 30, 1648)

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October 19, 1609 : Gerrard Winstanley's Birth Date.
September 10, 1676 : Gerrard Winstanley's Death Date.
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