Amelia Bloomer

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Birthday
27, 1818
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 30, 1894 (76)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1818
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 30, 1894 (76)

About

Remembered for her nineteenth-century activism on behalf of the temperance and women's rights movements, she edited a women's periodical called The Lily and was present at the famous 1848 Seneca Falls Convention.

Before Fame

She spent her early adulthood years working as a governess to the young children of Oren Chamberlain.

Trivia

"Bloomers," the key component of a mid-nineteenth-century women's clothing trend, were named in her honor.

Family Life

Her marriage to lawyer Dexter Bloomer began when she was in her early twenties. A native of Homer, New York, she died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of seventy-six.

Associated With

She was a contemporary and associate of fellow women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.