Mary Baker Eddy

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Birthday
16, 1821
Birthplace
Bow, NH
Death Date
Dec 3, 1910 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1821
Birthplace
Bow, NH
Death Date
Dec 3, 1910 (89)

About

Founder of the Christian Science movement, which came out of New England in the late 19th century and argues that sickness of any sort was an illusion that could be healed only through prayer. Her 1875 book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is the central text of her religion.

Before Fame

She developed her faith in healing after suffering from ailment in her youth.

Trivia

Followers of the religion she founded believed she had the gift of instant healing.

Family Life

She married her first husband George Washington Glover in 1843.

Associated With

She founded a sect of Christianity like John Wesley, who founded the Methodist Church.