Elizabeth Fry Biography

Elizabeth Fry, née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons".

Fry was 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Elizabeth Fry
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Nurse
Religion:
Quakers
Date of Birth:
May 21, 1780
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
October 12, 1845
Age at Death:
65
Cause of Death:
Stroke
Marriages
  • 1800-08-19
    Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England
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