Josephine Butler

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Josephine Butler
Butler in 1851, portrait by George Richmond
Josephine Elizabeth Grey

(1828-04-13)13 April 1828
Milfield, Northumberland, England, UK
Died30 December 1906(1906-12-30) (aged 78)
England, UK
Cause of deathNatural death
OccupationSocial worker
Years active1869–1886
Known forVictorian feminist
Contagious Diseases Acts
Spouse(s)George Butler (m. 1852 – 1890 [his death])
ChildrenGeorge Butler
Arthur Charles Butler
Charles Augustin Vaughan Butler
Evangeline Mary Butler (1859–1864)
Parent(s)John Grey (1785–1868)
Hannah Eliza Annett (1792 – 15 May 1860)

Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey; 13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was an English feminist and social reformer in the Victorian era. She campaigned for women's suffrage, the right of women to better education, the end of coverture in British law, the abolition of child prostitution, and an end to human trafficking of young women and children into European prostitution.

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

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