Elizabeth Fry

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Birthday
21, 1780
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1845 (65)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1780
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 12, 1845 (65)

About

Philanthropist and activist best known for promoting merciful treatment of prisoners. She was first exposed to unjust treatment at Newgate Prison in London.

Before Fame

She began her community activism by donating old clothes to the poor.

Trivia

In 2001, her image was first used on the Bank of England 5-pound note.

Family Life

She married a banker named Joseph Fry when she was 20.

Associated With

She and former US President Herbert Hoover were both raised in Quaker families.