Date of Birth: 27 April, 1759
Place of Birth: Spitalfields, London, England
Date of Death: 10 September, 1797
Place of Death: Somerstown, London, England
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights.
Mary was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dixon) and Edward John Wollstonecraft. Her father was born in London, England. Her mother was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland.
Mary had two children: a daughter, Fanny Imlay, with her partner, American commercial speculator and diplomat Gilbert Imlay; and a daughter, novelist, dramatist, and biographer Mary Shelley, with her husband, journalist and philosopher William Godwin, to whom she was married until her death.
Mary’s paternal grandparents were Edward Wollstonecraft (the son of Arnold Wollstonecraft) and Mary Trevett. Edward was born in St George The Martyr, Surrey, England.
Mary’s maternal grandfather was Henry Dixon.