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Today’s Birthday: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759)

Left-looking half-length portrait of a slightly pregnant woman in a white dressWollstonecraft was an English author who turned to writing while teaching and working as a governess and as a translator for a London publisher. She was an early proponent of educational equality between men and women, and her most important book, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, is widely regarded as the founding document of modern feminism. In 1797, she married the philosopher William Godwin. She died days after the birth of their daughter, who went on to become what famous writer? More… Discuss