George Fox

(1624—1691) a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

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English preacher and founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers). He began preaching in 1647, teaching that truth is the inner voice of God speaking to the soul, and rejecting priesthood and ritual. Despite repeated imprisonment, he established a society called the ‘Friends of the Truth’ (c.1650), which later became the Society of Friends.

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