Birth Name: Bettye Naomi Goldstein
Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois
Date of Birth: February 4, 1921
Date of Death: February 4, 2006
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Betty Friedan was a leading feminist writer and activist of the 1960s, best known for influential 1963 book “The Feminine Mystique”. She was born in Illinois to Jewish parents Harry Goldstein and Miriam Horwitz, whose families had immigrated to America from diaspora communities in Russia and Hungary.