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Mary Astell
Birth: Nov. 12, 1666
Tyne and Wear, England
Death: May 9, 1731
Greater London, England

Author and Social Reformer, she is known as "the first English feminist". She was the daughter of a merchant, who gave her a good education. At about twenty years old she left Newcastle and went to London, where she spent the remainder of her life. She wrote "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies", suggesting a scheme for the education and improvement of the female sex. In 1700, she wrote and published a book, entitled, Reflections on Marriage, where she carried her arguments for the birthrights and privileges of her sex. She also wrote several political pamphlets. She died of breast cancer and was buried at Chelsea (exact site is unknown). Her name is on a plaque in the church. (bio by: julia&keld) 
All Saints Churchyard
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London, England
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Nov 10, 2007
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Mary Astell
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