Mercy Otis Warren

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Mercy Otis

Mercy Otis Warren, circa 1763, oil on canvas by John Singleton Copley
Born Mercy Otis
September 14 [old style], 1728
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Died October 19, 1814(1814-10-19) (aged 86)
Massachusetts
Resting place Burial Hill, Plymouth
41°57′22″N 70°39′58″W / 41.956°N 70.666°W / 41.956; -70.666
Pen name A Columbian Patriot
Occupation writer and poet
Language english
Notable work(s) History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
Spouse(s) James Warren (m. 1754)

Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814) was a poet and playwright. She wrote political plays about the turmoil that led to the American Revolution. The Adulator and The Group were published on the eve of the Revolution. Her later works included Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous and History of the American Revolution.[1]

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