Elihu Burritt

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Birthday
8, 1810
Birthplace
New Britain, CT
Death Date
Mar 6, 1879 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1810
Birthplace
New Britain, CT
Death Date
Mar 6, 1879 (68)

About

American diplomat who advocated for the cessation of slavery and devoted himself to the pursuit of world peace.

Before Fame

He trained as a blacksmith before being appointed United States consul in Birmingham, England.

Trivia

He founded an international organization called the Friends of Peace, which was a precursor to the League of Nations and the United Nations.

Family Life

He was born in New Britain, Connecticut to William and Elizabeth Burritt.

Associated With

He was appointed consul to Birmingham by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.