Damaris Masham entry: Overview screen.
18 January 1658
Damaris Cudworth (later DM) was born in Cambridge
, into a large family.
Probably early 1685
Damaris Cudworth (later DM) addressed to Locke
a long poem wittily discussing the relationship between the sexes; she sent it to him more than a year after writing it, with one of her several allusions to Katherine Philips
DM published, again anonymously, her Occasional Thoughts in Reference to a Vertuous or Christian Life
: Abel Boyer
erroneously ascribed it to Locke
20 April 1708
DM died at Bath
, aged not yet fifty.
A new edition of DM's anonymous Christian Life
was published as Thoughts on a Christian Life
, attributed to John Locke, Esq.