Political activist and one of the most famous English atheists of the 19th century. He founded the National Secular Society in 1866.
1850 - 1915
British secularist and journal editor. He became involved with the secularism, freethought and republicanism, joining the Young Men's Secular Association, the National Secular Society, and contributing to Charles Bradlaugh's National Reformer. In 1881 Foote started a serial publication called The Freethinker which is still published. As a result of contents of this journal, Foote was charged with blasphemy, and eventually imprisoned for one year with hard labour.