Elizabeth Fry

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry

Profession: English Social Reformer


Biography: English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons".

A major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2001, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.

Born: May 21, 1780
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: October 12, 1845 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1800-08-19 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry née Gurney (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

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