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Phillis Wheatley

Phillis WheatleyBorn: c. 1743
Birthplace: Undetermined Location, West Africa
Died: 5-Dec-1784
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Copps Hill Burying Ground, Boston, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First prominent African-American poet

Purchased by the Boston household of John Wheatley, tailor.

Husband: John Peters (a free black man, m. 1778)

    Sold into Slavery 1761 (in West Africa)
    Manumission 1773

Author of books:
Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773, poetry)
Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1834)
Letters of Phillis Wheatley (1864)



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