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George Fox (Fox George)

( English religious leader, founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers).)

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(1624-1691)
He was born in Fenny Drayton (Leicestershire) in July 1624 in a wealthy family of a weaver. From childhood he had the ability to attract people and deeply religious, but no official church, or group of nonconformists did not satisfy. Fox led a group of 'children of light', as at first were called Quakers. In 1647, leaving the profession of a shoemaker, he began to travel the country, preaching in the churches 'after the priest', under the open sky, in private houses and barns. This activity has resulted in a conflict with the authorities, . and for his life, he turned out eight times in prison, . the first time in 1649 in Nottingham, in 1650 in Derby on him amused, . calling 'Quaker', . There he spent one year in prison, . partly due to his refusal to join the army,
. In 1652 Fox began to organize missionary work in England, starting from the north. Subsequently he preached in Scotland, Ireland, the West Indies and America, Holland and Germany.
In 1669 Fox married Margaret Fell, but his family life constantly interrupted by his distant voyages, arrests (1673-1675 in Worcester and London). The last decade of his life he spent in London, watching the growth of the movement of Quakers. Fox died in London on January 13, 1691.


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