Fanny Allen

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Birthday
13, 1784
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Dec 10, 1819 (35)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1784
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Dec 10, 1819 (35)

About

American nurse who is known for being the first woman from New England to become a Catholic nun.

Before Fame

She was educated at Middlebury Seminary, although she was not overly religious at the time, and she later went to Montreal to learn about the Catholic faith.

Trivia

She had a mystical experience when she was twelve that influenced her decision to join the Catholic faith.

Family Life

Her father was Revolutionary War General Ethan Allen. He died when she was four, and she was raised by her mother and step-father.

Associated With

Her father subscribed to the philosophies of Thomas Paine, which she learned when she was young.