Mary Wollstonecraft

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary WollstonecraftBy: Kara Shelton

Wollstonecraft was an english writer, philosopher and womens right activist from the eighteenth century who is best known for her book "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"

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April 17th 1759: Born in Spitalfields, London

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”― Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

1780: Wollstonecraft's parents and younger siblings move to Enfield. 1781: Autumn – Wollstonecraft returns home to take care of sick mother1782: April 19th-Mother dies, moves to Walham Green to live with Fanny Blood and her family. 1783: Starts a school in Islington.1784: School moved from Islington to Newington Green; Eliza, Everina, and Fanny help teach; Meets author Samuel Johnson1785: December – Wollstonecraft returns to London

1774: Wollstonecraft family moves to Hoxton. Wollstonecraft meets Mr. and Mrs. Clare, who provide a second home for her and educate her. 1776: The Wollstonecraft family moves to Laugharne, Wales1777: The Wollstonecraft family moves to Walworth, London1778: Wollstonecraft's first job--Windsor and Bath

1763: Wollstonecraft family moves to Epping forest1765: Wollstonecraft family moves to Barking1768: October-Wollstonecraft family moves to Beverley, Yorkshire. Mary meets Jane Arden, her first good friend

Mary Wollstonecraft was born on April 17th, 1759. Because of bad agricultural decsions made by her father, she moved around a lot as a child. Once older, she began writing and wrote many books. She believed in equal rights of all people but focused on womens rights in her book, A vendiction of the rights of women. She died in 1797 due to complications during the birth of her second child.

1792: January – Publication of Wollstonecraft's treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by JohnsonFebruary – Wollstonecraft meets Talleyrand, to whom she dedicated the Rights of Woman1793: Wollstonecraft registers as Imlay's wife at the United States embassy in France for protection during the Reign of Terror[]June – Wollstonecraft moves from Paris to Neuilly to escape the revolutionary violence1797: September – Death of Mary Wollstonecraft from complications in childbirth


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