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Lord Acton

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Acton, Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton; 1834–1902), English historian and moralist. Lord Acton introduced German research methods into English history and launched the monumental Cambridge Modern History (1899– 1900). He is famous for the remark, “All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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