Mercy Otis Warren

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Mercy Otis
Mercy Otis Warren, circa 1763, oil on canvas by John Singleton Copley
BornMercy Otis
September 14 [old style], 1728
Barnstable, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 19, 1814(1814-10-19) (aged 86)
Resting placeBurial Hill, Plymouth
41°57′22″N 70°39′58″W / 41.956°N 70.666°W / 41.956; -70.666
Pen nameA Columbian Patriot
Occupationwriter and poet
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 problematic situations 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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