Wollstonecraft, Mary

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Name
Wollstonecraft, Mary Gender: F
born on 27 April 1759 at 13:05 (= 1:05 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified w/o approx. time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°54' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°25 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 02°54'



Mary Wollstonecraft

Biography

British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.

Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships, received more attention than her writing. After two ill-fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay (by whom she had a daughter,Fanny Imlay), Wollstonecraft married the philosopher William Godwin, one of the forefathers of the anarchist movement. Wollstonecraft died on 10 September 1797 at the age of thirty-eight, ten days after giving birth to her second daughter, leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts. Her daughter Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, later Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, would become an accomplished writer herself.

After Wollstonecraft's death, her widower published a Memoir(1798) of her life, revealing her unorthodox lifestyle, which inadvertently destroyed her reputation for almost a century. However, with the emergence of the feminist movement at the turn of the twentieth century, Wollstonecraft's advocacy of women's equality and critiques of conventional femininity became increasingly important. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, and feminists often cite both her life and work as important


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent->child relationship with Shelley, Mary (born 30 August 1797)

Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 13.05 LMT

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (feminist movement)

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