Anne Conway entry: Overview screen.
14 December 1631
The future philosopher AC was born as Anne Finch at Kensington House
, the youngest in her family, just a week after her father suddenly died.
Probably 1677 or 1678
AC wrote the philosophical notebook which was later translated and published.
23 February 1679
AC died at Ragley Hall
after long illness. She knew she was dying, but refused to have her husband, who was in Ireland, summoned home. She suffered great agony in dying, but her mind was unaffected.
The Latin translation of AC's philosophical notebooks was posthumously printed at Amsterdam
as "Principia philosophiae antiquissimae & recentissimae", in a volume entitled Opuscula philosophica