"This has been identified as a portrait of the famous travellor and advocate of innoculation, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)." 1717-1718. Artist unknown.

"This has been identified as a portrait of the famous travellor and advocate of innoculation, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)." 1717-1718. Artist unknown.

Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762),  remembered for her letters from Turkey, as wife to the British ambassador, which have been described by Billie Melman as “the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient”. One of the first europeans to inocculate her children against small pox, despite the attacks from medecins of her time.

Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762), remembered for her letters from Turkey, as wife to the British ambassador, which have been described by Billie Melman as “the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient”. One of the first europeans to inocculate her children against small pox, despite the attacks from medecins of her time.

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour.  During Lady Mary's time in the Ottoman Empire she sent letters to Englad describing in great detail the clothing worn their.

Mary Wortley Montagu with her son Edward, by Jean-Baptiste van Mour. During Lady Mary's time in the Ottoman Empire she sent letters to Englad describing in great detail the clothing worn their.

Portrait of a Lady thought to be Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1689-1762 by George Knapton - the oriental costume is because Mary was living in Constantinople as wife of the British Ambassador, circa 1718

Portrait of a Lady thought to be Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1689-1762 by George Knapton - the oriental costume is because Mary was living in Constantinople as wife of the British Ambassador, circa 1718

Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England | Muslim Heritage

Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England | Muslim Heritage

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1709-1760), by William Morris (Hardcover)

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1709-1760), by William Morris (Hardcover)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,William Morris,Letters

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English aristocrat, letter writer, poet; taught herself Latin, a language reserved for men at the time; travelled to the Ottoman Empire, as wife of the British ambassador to Turkey; introduced and advocated smallpox inoculation to Britain after her return from Turkey (1721); wrote about and challenged the limiting contemporary social attitudes towards women’s intellectual and social growth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Mary_Wortley_Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English aristocrat, letter writer, poet; taught herself Latin, a language reserved for men at the time; travelled to the Ottoman Empire, as wife of the British ambassador to Turkey; introduced and advocated smallpox inoculation to Britain after her return from Turkey (1721); wrote about and challenged the limiting contemporary social attitudes towards women’s intellectual and social growth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Mary_Wortley_Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the wife of the English ambassador to Turkey, spent two years in Turkey in the early 1700's. During her stay she wrote many letters decribing the clothing and habits of Turkish women - including a form of innoculation against small pox. In the center, a European painter portrays her in Ottoman dress in 1718.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the wife of the English ambassador to Turkey, spent two years in Turkey in the early 1700's. During her stay she wrote many letters decribing the clothing and habits of Turkish women - including a form of innoculation against small pox. In the center, a European painter portrays her in Ottoman dress in 1718.

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