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Margaret Fuller was an American writer, journalist and literary critic

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 23, 1810
Died onJuly 19, 1850
NationalityAmerican
FamousFeminists, Women's Rights Activists, Media Personalities, Journalists, Writers
City/StateMassachusetts
SpousesGiovanni Angelo Ossoli
SiblingsArthur Buckminster Fuller
Known asSarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Childrens Angelo Eugene Philip Ossoli
Universities
  • Port School in Cambridgeport
  • Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies
Cause of deathAccident
Birth PlaceCambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S
GenderFemale
FatherTimothy Fuller
MotherMargaret Crane Fuller
Sun SignGemini
Born inCambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S
Died at Age40

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Who is Margaret Fuller?

One of the first feminists to emerge in the United States of America, Margaret Fuller was a highly influential and sought-after women’s rights activist of the 19th century. One of the first women to be allowed to use the Harvard College library, Fuller was widely respected and recognised as the ‘best-read’ person in New England. Margaret Fuller initially worked as a teacher before she went on to become the editor of ‘The Dial’, a transcendentalist journal. She also became one of the first female editor and female foreign correspondents of the esteemed American newspaper, the ‘New-York Tribune’. As a foreign correspondent, she produced a total of over 37 reports in a span of four years for the ‘New-York Tribune’. Perhaps one of the most recognised and famous personalities of her generation, Fuller was known for her quick temper, outspoken nature, quick-wittedness and adventurous nature. She was a major leading figure in the transcendentalist movement and a celebrated writer, literary critic, book reviewer and a hearty social critic. Her seminal publication, ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century’, is regarded as one of the first works on feminism in the U.S. To learn more interesting and intriguing facts about her childhood, personal life and professional achievements in the field of journalism and feminism, scroll down and continue to read this biography.

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Childhood & Early Life

Sarah Margaret Fuller was born to Timothy Fuller and Margaret Crane Fuller in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. By the time she turned three, her father began teaching her to read and write.

Her father gave her an education similar to what boys received during that time. She attended several schools and became well versed in German, Italian, and Latin.

In 1819, she was enrolled in the Port School in Cambridgeport and later she went on to attend the Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies. She also attended the School for Young Ladies in Groton.

Career

In November 1834, her first piece of writing, which was a riposte to historian George Bancroft, was published in ‘The North American Review’, which was one of the first literary magazines of the U.S.A.

In June 1835, she authored one of her first literary reviews for the periodical, ‘Western Messenger’. She wrote critical reviews on the biographies of renowned personalities George Crabbe and Hannah More.

In 1835, her father died—this was an incident that deeply affected her and caused great financial crisis in her family. In order to provide for her family, she took up a teaching job at the Bronson Alcott's Temple School.

In April 1837, she was appointed to teach under journalist and educator, Hiram Fuller, at the Greene Street School, Rhode Island. She was given a very high salary of $1000 annually.

In 1839, she met a group of women in Boston, with whom she engaged in discussions on topics like literature, history, fine arts and the need for education. Women involved in the women’s right movement also attended these gatherings.

On October 20, 1839, she became the editor of the journal, ‘The Dial’, where she worked until 1842. Her involvement with the periodical gave her recognition as an important figure of the transcendental movement.

In 1844, she wrote the book, ‘Summer on the Lakes’ based on her experiences with Native Americans, Ottawa tribes and Chippewa tribes in Chicago, Milwaukee, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York.

In the autumn of 1844, she relocated to New York and took up a job as a literary critic with Horace Greeley's ‘New York Tribune’. She later became one of the first female editors of the publication. She worked with the newspaper for four years and produced over 250 columns.

In 1845, her book titled, ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century’ was published. This piece of writing was originally published in the magazine, ‘The Dial’, before it was made into a book form.

In 1846, she became one of the first foreign female correspondents of the ‘New York Tribune’ and traveled on assignments to various parts of England and Europe. She provided 37 reports in four years for the publication.

She was an early feminist who believed that women should be given equal rights as men. She advocated women’s education and the right of women to choose any profession they wanted instead of selecting only “feminine” professions like teaching or nursing.

Major Works

Published in the year 1845, her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century’ is regarded one of the first works on feminism in the U.S. The book is regarded as one among the most significant documents on feminism.

Personal Life & Legacy

Around 1846, she was introduced to Giovanni Angelo Ossoli, an Italian revolutionary and marquis. She later lived with him in Florence, Italy and though there is no evidence that they were married, they had a child together.

She died at the age of 40 in a shipwreck around the Fire Island, New York. Her body was not recovered from the site.

Trivia

During her childhood days and youth, this much admired American feminist author and journalist could not get along with other women of her age.

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Margaret Fuller biography timelines

  • // 23rd May 1810
    Sarah Margaret Fuller was born to Timothy Fuller and Margaret Crane Fuller in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. By the time she turned three, her father began teaching her to read and write.
  • // 1819
    In 1819, she was enrolled in the Port School in Cambridgeport and later she went on to attend the Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies. She also attended the School for Young Ladies in Groton.
  • // 1834
    In November 1834, her first piece of writing, which was a riposte to historian George Bancroft, was published in ‘The North American Review’, which was one of the first literary magazines of the U.S.A.
  • // 1835
    In June 1835, she authored one of her first literary reviews for the periodical, ‘Western Messenger’. She wrote critical reviews on the biographies of renowned personalities George Crabbe and Hannah More.
  • // 1837
    In April 1837, she was appointed to teach under journalist and educator, Hiram Fuller, at the Greene Street School, Rhode Island. She was given a very high salary of $1000 annually.
  • // 1839
    In 1839, she met a group of women in Boston, with whom she engaged in discussions on topics like literature, history, fine arts and the need for education. Women involved in the women’s right movement also attended these gatherings.
  • // 1839 To 1842
    On October 20, 1839, she became the editor of the journal, ‘The Dial’, where she worked until 1842. Her involvement with the periodical gave her recognition as an important figure of the transcendental movement.
  • // 1844
    In 1844, she wrote the book, ‘Summer on the Lakes’ based on her experiences with Native Americans, Ottawa tribes and Chippewa tribes in Chicago, Milwaukee, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York.
  • // 1844
    In the autumn of 1844, she relocated to New York and took up a job as a literary critic with Horace Greeley's ‘New York Tribune’. She later became one of the first female editors of the publication. She worked with the newspaper for four years and produced over 250 columns.
  • // 1845
    In 1845, her book titled, ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century’ was published. This piece of writing was originally published in the magazine, ‘The Dial’, before it was made into a book form.
  • // 1846
    In 1846, she became one of the first foreign female correspondents of the ‘New York Tribune’ and traveled on assignments to various parts of England and Europe. She provided 37 reports in four years for the publication.
  • // 1846
    Around 1846, she was introduced to Giovanni Angelo Ossoli, an Italian revolutionary and marquis. She later lived with him in Florence, Italy and though there is no evidence that they were married, they had a child together.
  • // 19th Jul 1850
    She died at the age of 40 in a shipwreck around the Fire Island, New York. Her body was not recovered from the site.

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Margaret Fuller's FAQ

  • What is Margaret Fuller birthday?

    Margaret Fuller was born at 1810-05-23

  • When was Margaret Fuller died?

    Margaret Fuller was died at 1850-07-19

  • Where was Margaret Fuller died?

    Margaret Fuller was died in Fire Island, New York, U.S

  • Which age was Margaret Fuller died?

    Margaret Fuller was died at age 40

  • Where is Margaret Fuller's birth place?

    Margaret Fuller was born in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S

  • What is Margaret Fuller nationalities?

    Margaret Fuller's nationalities is American

  • Who is Margaret Fuller spouses?

    Margaret Fuller's spouses is Giovanni Angelo Ossoli

  • Who is Margaret Fuller siblings?

    Margaret Fuller's siblings is Arthur Buckminster Fuller

  • Who is Margaret Fuller childrens?

    Margaret Fuller's childrens is Angelo Eugene Philip Ossoli

  • What was Margaret Fuller universities?

    Margaret Fuller studied at Port School in Cambridgeport, Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies

  • What is Margaret Fuller's cause of dead?

    Margaret Fuller dead because of Accident

  • Who is Margaret Fuller's father?

    Margaret Fuller's father is Timothy Fuller

  • Who is Margaret Fuller's mother?

    Margaret Fuller's mother is Margaret Crane Fuller

  • What is Margaret Fuller's sun sign?

    Margaret Fuller is Gemini