Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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A painting of Mary Wortley Montagu by Jonathan Richardson the Younger

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (baptized 26 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) was an English letter writer and poet. She is famous for her letters about her travels to the Ottoman Empire. Her husband was the British ambassador to Turkey. She also introduced and encouraged smallpox inoculation to Britain.[1][2]

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  1. Melman, Billie. Women's Orients: English Women and the Middle East, 1718-1918. University of Michigan Press. 1992. Print.
  2. Flood, Alison (18 August 2016). "Rare letter by Mary Wortley Montagu, pioneering travel writer, up for sale". The Guardian.

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