Jean-Baptiste André Godin

1817 – 1888 • France

Cooperatism • Fourier • Familistère de Guise

Jean-Baptiste André Godin, a follower of Fourier founded the utopian Home/Workshop (Familistère de Guise) in 1859

Republican, democrat and early socialist, from 1859 to 1882 Godin built a ‘family palace’ with a park, allotments, swimming pool, schools and library alongside a factory. 2,000 families lived there in 1882 and more than 1,200 worked in the cooperative association’s factory.

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