Person:Mary Pierrepont (1)

Lady Mary Pierrepont
b.26 May 1689
d.21 Aug 1762
Facts and Events
Name Lady Mary Pierrepont
Married Name Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Gender Female
Birth[1] 26 May 1689
Death[1] 21 Aug 1762
Reference Number? Q235121?


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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (baptised 26 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) (née Pierrepont) was an English aristocrat, letter writer and poet. Lady Mary is today chiefly remembered for her letters, particularly her letters from travels to the Ottoman Empire, as wife to the British ambassador to Turkey, which have been described by Billie Melman as "the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient". Aside from her writing, Lady Mary is also known for introducing and advocating for smallpox inoculation to Britain after her return from Turkey. Her writings address and challenge the hindering contemporary social attitudes towards women and their intellectual and social growth.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.