May 23, 1810, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

July 19, 1850, in a shipwreck near Fire Island, New York.


Around age 25, Fuller began teaching at Bronson Alcott’s school. Two years later, she became the principal teacher at the Green Street School in Providence, Rhode Island. She moved to near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1839, and lived there five years. In 1840, she founded The Dial magazine, publishing poetry and philosophical articles. From 1844 to 1846, she lived in New York, and contributed literary criticism to Horace Greeley’s The Tribune. She toured England, France and Italy in 1846, meeting and married Marchese Giovanni Ossoli. She, her husband and child died when their ship was wrecked on their way to America. Her works include:

  1. Jesus a Child His Course Begun