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Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, who issued her first publication in 1813, has period interest as an aesthetic theorist and a religious writer, an apologist for the French Jansenist movement connected with Port Royal, and later for the Moravians. Each of these groups of believers offered an example of religious leadership by women. She also has enduring interest as an autobiographer.
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25 November 1778 Mary Anne Galton (later MAS) was born in Birmingham. Bibliographic Citation link.
1854 to her death MAS dictated the autobiography of her early years (to 1793) to her niece Christiana C. Hankin, who published it posthumously. Bibliographic Citation link.
29 August 1856 MAS died at the age of seventy-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early August 1858 MAS's niece Christiana C. Hankin posthumously published her early autobiography and other works, as volume one of a two-volume Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. Bibliographic Citation link.
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