1810–1850
Sarah Margaret Fuller

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Born: May 23, 1810, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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

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Biography

Margaret was the daugh­ter of Ti­mo­thy Full­er, and wife of Mar­chese Gi­o­van­ni Os­so­li.

Around age 25, she 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 1844–46, she lived in New York, and con­trib­ut­ed li­ter­a­ry cri­ti­cism to Hor­ace Gree­ley’s The Tri­bune.

She toured Eng­land, France and It­a­ly in 1846, and met her hus­band ov­er­seas. She, her hus­band and child died when their ship was wrecked on their way to Am­er­i­ca.

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