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Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger, a writer of the Romantic period, remains best-known for her precocious yet astonishingly mature Female Geniad (a poem celebrating women writers); but her other works in poetry, fiction, history, and memoirs show a steady concern with women's history and women's tradition which is almost equally remarkable.
Shortly before 15 June 1775 EOB was born at West Camel in Somerset. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 23 June 1791 The teenage EOB wrote The Female Geniad, a poem in celebration of women, published the same year with her name and age. Bibliographic Citation link.
About January 1825 EOB pursued the topic of lives of female monarchs in Memoirs of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Daughter of King James the First. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
9 January 1827 After a long endurance of ill-health, EOB died in London following only a short illness. Bibliographic Citation link.
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