Catharine Beecher

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Birthday
6, 1800
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 1878 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1800
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 12, 1878 (77)

About

Nineteenth-century American teacher and educational crusader who fought for educational rights for women and also spoke on the value of kindergarten.

Before Fame

She established the Hartford Female Seminary in 1823 and later moved to Ohio to open several frontier schools.

Trivia

In 1852, she founded The American Woman’s Educational Association.

Family Life

She was born in East Hampton, New York to Roxanna Foote Beecher and clergyman Lyman Beecher.

Associated With

Her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a famous novelist and abolitionist.