John Cadbury
Real name: John Cadbury
Founded: Cadbury, Cadbury's Dairy Milk, Tea/Coffee Business.
Died: 11 May, 1889.
Realatives: Richard Tapper Cadbury: (Father).

David Boddy (Brother).

Birthday: 12 August 1802.


John Cadbury was born in Birmingham to Richard Tapper Cadbury, who was from a wealthy Quaker family that moved to the area from the west of England. 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. As Quakers are pacifist, a military career was also out of the question. So, like many other Quakers of the time, he turned his energies toward business and began a campaign against animal cruelty, forming the Animal Friends Society, a forerunner of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Trivia & FactsEdit

  • John Cadbury was born in 1802 and he owned a small chocolate company in Birmingham, England. He is famous for creating the modern chocolate bar by developing a process to harden chocolate.
  • Cadbury’s first chocolate factory opened in 1831 in Birmingham. By 1842, the company was producing and selling 16 varieties of drinking chocolate.
  • John Cadbury and his brother were given their first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1854.