Philanthropist and activist best known for promoting merciful treatment of prisoners. She was first exposed to unjust treatment at Newgate Prison in London.
She began her community activism by donating old clothes to the poor.
In 2001, her image was first used on the Bank of England 5-pound note.
She married a banker named Joseph Fry when she was 20.
She and former US President Herbert Hoover were both raised in Quaker families.