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Henrietta Müller was a prominent activist for women's rights in the late nineteenth century, who used her talents in the service of public reform. Best known for her radical opposition to taxation without representation, she became a popular speaker during her term as one of the first female members of the London School Board. She subsequently took up the pen to further women's cause through her journalism, which led her to found the first women's newspaper in England. As both a writer and a speaker, Henrietta Müller delivered a pointed critique of masculine domination alongside a typically Victorian sexual essentialism. She also connected her feminist politics with spiritual ideals, and edited or possibly ventriloquized books about Eastern religion.
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1846 Frances Henrietta Müller, who later called herself Henrietta Müller, was born in Valparaiso, Chile, one of a family of at least four.  Bibliographic Citation link.
January 1884 Henrietta Müller's article "The Future of Single Women", published anonymously in the Westminster Review, challenged the supposed superfluity of the unmarried woman. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 October 1888 Now a practised writer for the Westminster Review, Müller embarked on her own journalistic venture in founding what was initially entitled The Women's Penny Paper, the first women's newspaper in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1897 Swami Vivekananda's From Colombo to Almora, a book about a missionary journey, was published in London, with Henrietta Müller as the editor. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 January 1906 Henrietta Müller died in Washington, DC. Bibliographic Citation link.
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