|Died||December 05, 1784, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Notable works||Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773)|
|Children||Uncertain. Up to three with none surviving past early childhood.|
Poet Phillis Wheatley was born on May 8, 1753 in Senegal (She dies at the age of 31, on December 5, 1784).
She is often regarded as the first African American woman to be published, and her 1773 poetry collection,"Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral", made her renowned.
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Phillis Wheatley was born in the Zodiac sign Taurus (The Bull), and 1753 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rooster (雞).
On a slave ship, she sailed from West Africa to Massachusetts in 1761. She was sold to a family that taught her to read and write and actively promoted her literary ability. Her previous owners, the Wheatleys, granted her liberty in 1778.
Many people were skeptical that she penned the poetry attributed to her, and she had to defend her authorship in court.
She married John Peters, a fellow liberated slave, in 1778. Wheatley's young son died just hours after his mother died at the age of thirty-one, and the marriage struggled greatly due to poverty and intolerance. She was also the mother of two additional children.
Autobiographer Frederick Douglass was another great author who was a freed slave.
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