Anne Bradstreet (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first writer in England’s North American colonies to be published. She is the first Puritan figure in American Literature and notable for her large corpus of poetry, as well as personal writings published posthumously. Born to a wealthy Puritan family in Northampton, England, Bradstreet was a well-read scholar especially affected by the works of Du Bartas. Married at 16, her parents and young family migrated at the time of the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. A mother of eight children and the wife and daughter of a public officials in New England, Bradstreet wrote poetry in addition to her other duties. Her early works read in the style of Du Bartas, but her later writings develop into her unique style of poetry which centers on her role as a mother, her struggles with the sufferings of life, and her Puritan faith.

Born: Anne Dudley, March 20, 1612, Northampton, England
Died: September 16, 1672, North Andover, Massachusetts
Occupation: Poet
Language: English
Nationality: British

About Anne Bradstreet

Poet known for Before the Birth of One of Her Children, To My Dear and Loving Husband, and other domestic-themed works. Although many of her works are positive and optimistic, others, including The Prologue, contain hints of sarcasm and irony.

Before Fame

She was born into an aristocratic English family, and she immigrated to the New World in 1630 on The Arbella, a Puritan ship.

Achievement

She was the first British colonial poet in North America to publish her work.

Family Life

She was married to Simon Bradstreet, with whom she had eight children.

Associations

She was an ancestor of Herbert Hoover.

Information related to Anne Bradstreet

  • Colonial American poets
  • 17th-century American writers
  • 17th-century American poets
  • English feminist writers
  • Christian poets
  • American Puritans
  • Colonial American women
  • Dudley–Winthrop family
  • Burials in Massachusetts
  • Feminism and history
  • British feminists
  • People of colonial Massachusetts
  • English women poets
  • Writers from Massachusetts

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