Prominent Quakers Through History

Prominent Quakers Through History

Margaret Fell (1614 – 1702) a principal founder of the Religious Society of Friends.

Isaac Penington (1616 – 1679) leading early Quaker.

James Nayler (1618 – 1660) leading early Quaker.

George Fox (1624- 1691) the principal founder of the Religious Society of Friends.

William Penn (1644 – 1718) leading early Quaker. He was from a noble family, which was unusual for Quakers.

John Woolman (1720 – 1772) notable itinerant preacher and writer.

William Tuke (1732 – 1822) instrumental in developing more humane methods in the custody and care of people with compromised mental health.

John Dalton (1766 – 1844) scientist who introduced atomic theory into chemistry.

Edward Pease (1767 – 1858) railway pioneer – principal promoter of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Elizabeth Fry (1780 – 1845) significant in prison reform.

Jospeh Pease (1799 – 1872) railway pioneer and politician – the first Quaker permitted to sit in the House of Commons.

George Bradshaw (1801 – 1853) cartographer, printer, publisher and originator of the railway timetable

John Cadbury (1801 – 1889) chocolatier.

Joseph Rowntree (1801 – 1859) chocolatier and educationalist.

John Bright (1811 – 1889) prominent politician and statesman.

George Cadbury (1839 – 1922) chocolatier and founder of Bournville ‘model village’.

Rufus Jones (1863 – 1948) theologian.

Arthur Eddington (1882 – 1944) eminent astronomer, physicist and mathematician

Thomas Kelly (1893 – 1941) missionary, educator and spiritual writer.

Kathleen Londsale (1903 – 1971) scientist (crystallography), prison reformer and notable pacifist.

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