April 27, 1759
Born in London. The second of seven children!
Meets Fanny Blood
They become best friends up until Fanny's death
Mary leaves her family to be a companion to an elderly widow in Bath.
April 19, 1782
Mary returned home to take care of her mother but shortly after her mother dies. Her father remarries. Her sister Eliza gets married. Mary moves in with ber best friend Fanny.
Leaves with Eliza and Opens School
1783 - 1784
Her sister suffers after the birth of her daughter and Mary comes to aid her. Mary also notices her sister is depressed and it is said she was in an abusive marriage with Meredith Bishop. Mary takes Eliza away from her abusive marriage leaving the baby behind. The baby died and left Eliza with a bad reputation causing her to never re-marry. Fanny, Eliza, and Mary open a school for girls in Newington Green.
Fanny Dies and Mary Closes School
1785 - 1786
Fanny Blood dies from childbirth. Mary returns to London and is forced to close the school due to financial issues. She writes a pamphlet called Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. She takes the position of governess to the daughters of Lord Kingsborough in Ireland.
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
She publishes her most famous work arguing for the equality of men and women. Wollstonecraft is considered the mother of feminism one of the first women to take a stand and demand change!
First Suicide Attempt
May 1795 - October 1795
She attempts suicide due to the rejection of Gilbert Imlay (father of her first child). In october she attempts suicide again by throwing herself into the Thames River.
Marries William Godwin. Mary Shelley Born
Wollstonecraft marries William Godwin soon welcoming their child Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. She married Percy Shelley. Shelley writes the novel Frakenstein!!
Mary Wollestonecraft Dies
September 10, 1797
She dies due to complications from childbirth