Hannah More
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Hannah More

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Birthday
2, 1745
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 7, 1833 (88)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1745
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 7, 1833 (88)

About

English religious writer, dramatist, and philanthropist whose pastoral-themed plays include The Search after Happiness and The Inflexible Captive. Her later, moralistic works include Practical Piety, Moral Sketches, and Village Politics.

Before Fame

She attended and later taught at an all-female boarding school that her father had established in Bristol, England. While teaching drama at the school, she began writing plays.

Trivia

She belonged to an elite London literary circle that included Edmund Burke and Samuel Johnson.

Family Life

She and her four sisters were the daughters of schoolmaster Jacob More. She was engaged once, to William Turner, but she never married.

Associated With

She based her play, The Inflexible Captive, on a work by Pietro Metastasio.