Imlay, Fanny

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Imlay, Fanny Gender: F
Frances Imlay
born on 14 May 1794 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Le Havre, France, 49n30, 0e08
Timezone LMT m0e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°53' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°35'


English literary subject, also known as Fanny Godwin and Frances Wollstonecraft.

She was the illegitimate daughter of the British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and the American commercial speculator Gilbert Imlay. Fanny's mother wrote about her frequently in her later works, and Percy Bysshe Shelley composed a poem on her death. Fanny grew up in the household of Radical philosopher William Godwin, and her half-sister Mary later wrote Frankenstein and married Shelley, a leading Romantic poet. The Godwin and Shelley families have been the subject of intense academic and popular interest, which includes Fanny; although by the time of her suicide on 9 October 1816 at the age of 22 she had not achieved anything of note.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Shelley, Mary (born 30 August 1797). Notes: half-sister


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Claire Tomalin, "The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft" (2004): "The baby, a girl, was born at two in the afternoon and judged an admirable creature."


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure