Josephine Butler

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Josephine Butler
Born Josephine Elizabeth Grey
13 April 1828(1828-04-13)
Milfield, Northumberland, England, UK
Died 30 December 1906(1906-12-30) (aged 78)
England, UK
Cause of death Natural death
Nationality British
Ethnicity White British
Occupation Social worker
Years active 1869–1886
Known for Victorian feminist
Contagious Diseases Acts
Spouse George Butler (m. 1852 – 1890 [his death])
Children George Butler
Arthur Charles Butler
Charles Augustin Vaughan Butler
Evangeline Mary Butler (1859–1864)
Parents John Grey (1785–1868)
Hannah Eliza Annett (1792 – 15 May 1860)

Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era English feminist. In 2005 the University of Durham named Josephine Butler College for her.

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She was a Christian. Josephine married George Butler in 1852.

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