Margaret Fuller Ossoli Biography
Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was an American writer, journalist, and feminist. She was born in Massachusetts and was educated by her father, who instilled in her a love of literature and learning. She began her career as a teacher and writer, and soon became a prominent figure in the Transcendentalist movement, an intellectual and literary group that advocated for individualism and self-reliance. In 1844, she became the first full-time female book reviewer in the United States, working for the New York Tribune. She also wrote for several other publications and became a leading voice in the women's rights movement. She traveled to Europe, where she met and interviewed some of the most prominent figures of the time, including Goethe, Emerson and Thoreau. In 1848, she published her most famous book, "Woman in the Nineteenth Century", considered as the first major feminist work in the United States. Margaret Fuller Ossoli died in 1850 in a shipwreck, returning from Italy where she had lived with her husband and child.
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