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John CADBURY

English John CADBURY

English proprietor and founder of Cadbury, the chocolate business based in Birmingham, England

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Born: on August 12, 1801 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: on May 11, 1889 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom


Biography

John Cadbury was born in Birmingham on 12 August 1801 to Richard Tapper Cadbury and his wife Elizabeth Head. He was from a wealthy Quaker family that moved to the area from the west of England. John went to school at Joseph Crosfields Quaker School at Hartshill, Warwickshire. As a Quaker in the early 19th century, he was not allowed to enter a university, so could not pursue a profession such as medicine or law.

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