Fuller, Margaret

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Fuller, Margaret Gender: F
Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli
born on 23 May 1810
Place Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w06
Timezone LMT m71w06 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Margaret Fuller


American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Centuryis considered the first major feminist work in the United States.

She became a teacher and in 1839 she began overseeing what she called "conversations": discussions among women meant to compensate for their lack of access to higher education. She became the first editor of the transcendentalist journal The Dial in 1840, before joining the staff of the New York Tribune under Horace Greeley in 1844. By the time she was in her 30s, Fuller had earned a reputation as the best-read person in New England, male or female, and became the first woman allowed to use the library at Harvard College. Her seminal work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, was published in 1845. A year later, she was sent to Europe for the Tribune as its first female correspondent. She soon became involved with the revolutions in Italy and allied herself with Giuseppe Mazzini. She had a relationship with Giovanni Ossoli, with whom she had a child. All three members of the family died in a shipwreck off Fire Island, New York, as they were traveling to the United States on 19 July 1850. Fuller's body was never recovered.

Fuller was an advocate of women's rights and, in particular, women's education and the right to employment. She also encouraged many other reforms in society, including prison reform and the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Many other advocates for women's rights and feminism, including Susan B. Anthony, cite Fuller as a source of inspiration.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Fuller, Buckminster (born 12 July 1895). Notes: Grand nephew/ Grand aunt


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 12.24.30 LMT


  • Personal : Death : Other Death (drown, body was never recovered)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (feminism)