Credited as the first African American woman to be published, she became famous for her 1773 poetry collection, “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.”
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|FULL NAME:||Phillis Wheatley|
|BIRTH DATE:||May 8, 1753|
|AGE:||267 years old|
Phillis Wheatley is a Poet. She married fellow freed slave, John Peters, in 1778. The couple suffered greatly from both poverty and racism, and just hours after Wheatley’s death at the age of thirty-one, her infant son also passed away. She raised two other children. She traveled from her native West Africa to Massachusetts on a slave ship in 1761. She was sold to a family who taught her how to read and write and actively encouraged her literary talent. She was finally emancipated by her former owners, the Wheatleys, in 1778.
DID YOU KNOW Many found it hard to believe that she wrote the poems ascribed to her, and she had to defend her authorship in court.
FACT Frederick Douglass was another freed slave who became a famous author.
Currently, Phillis Wheatley is 267 years old. She will celebrate her 268th birthday on a Tuesday, May 8th. Below we countdown to her upcoming birthday.
Phillis Wheatley’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus’ life pursuit is emotional and financial security and a secret desire to have a secure, happy and wealthy life/marriage. People of this zodiac sign like gardening, cooking, music, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity of any kind. The strengths of this sign are: reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive, uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.
Phillis Wheatley was born in the Year of the Rooster. Rooster people are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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