|Date of Birth||May 18, 1855|
|Place of Birth||New York|
Francis Bellamy was born on May 18, 1855 in New York. He died on Aug 28, 1931 (age 76). In addition to his work as a pastor and his affiliation with the Christian socialist movement of the nineteenth century, Francis Bellamy is most well-known for being the creator of the Pledge of Allegiance, which is recited before the national anthem of the United States.
He attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and graduated with a degree in theology. He ran for governor of New York but his campaign was ultimately unsuccessful. He was the son of a Baptist minister and spent his childhood in Rome, New York. David and John Bellamy were the children of his marriage to his first wife, Harriet Benton, which took place in the early 1880s. After Harriet Benton passed away, Bellamy married Marie Morin.
Francis Bellamy was an American writer and Baptist minister. He is best known for writing the Pledge of Allegiance. He also wrote a number of books and articles on political and social issues. His net worth at the time of his death was $1.5 million.