The life of Rowland Hill

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Birth

December 3, 1795

Rowland Hill was born

Student-Teacher

1807

He taught alongside his father

At age 18 he designed a new school system and opened Hill Top School

1819

He became the Headmaster of Hill Top School

1820

Became Secretary of the South Austrailian Colonization Commission

1833

Invented the first stamp "The Penny Black" issued on May 1, 1840

May 1, 1840

Became Director and Chairman to the board of the London-Brighton Railway

1843 - 1846

Knighted as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

1860

Died in Hampstead, London in 1879

1879