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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer and foundational thinker in feminist philosophy. Her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is one of the earliest published works to argue for equal rights between the sexes. In March 1797 she married the philosopher and novelist William Godwin; she died September of that year after the birth of the future Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.



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