Mercy Otis

(1747 - 1824)

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Mercy Otis
1747 - 1824
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June 5, 1747
New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
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1824
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Mercy Otis was born on June 5, 1747 at New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. She died in 1824 at age 76.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mercy Otis passed away in 1824 at 76 years old. She was born on June 5, 1747 at New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. We have no information about Mercy's family.

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In 1800, at the age of 53 years old, Mercy was alive when on August 30th, educated blacksmith Gabriel Prosser organized a slave revolt. He wanted to capture Richmond and kill all whites - excluding Methodists, Quakers, Frenchmen, and the poor - and become king of a new black nation. The revolt failed, he was captured and hung. Slave laws were tightened in Virginia.

In 1801, when she was 54 years old, on January 1st, after a brief period of independence, Ireland was merged with Great Britain, creating The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In 1810, when she was 63 years old, on September 23rd, the Republic of West Florida - now the eastern part of Louisiana - declared independence from Spain. The Republic lasted only a few months - until the United States annexed it later in the same year.

In 1816, by the time she was 69 years old, in July, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori were vacationing in Switzerland, talking about the occult. They challenged each other to write the best horror story they could. Mary (Godwin) Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" - which came to her in a dream. Polidori wrote the short story The Vampyre.

In 1824, in the year of Mercy Otis's passing, in May through July, King Kamehameha II of Hawaii and his wife Queen Kamāmalu - who was his half-sister - travelled for a state visit to London. While in London, they both contracted measles and died a week apart.

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