Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis bio

Birth Name: Mary Edmonia Lewis

Occupation: Sculptor

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: July 4, 1844

Date Of Death: September 17, 1907

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Nationality: American

Edmonia Lewis was born on the 4th of July, 1844. She was best known for being a Sculptor. New York-born artist whose career as a sculptor took her to Rome, Italy. Her famous sculptures include The Death of Cleopatra (more than 3,000 pounds and made of marble) and Forever Free (a celebration of the end of slavery).

Edmonia Lewis was born in New York City. After graduating from Oberlin College in Ohio, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to begin her career as a sculptor. Her Native American ancestry inspired an 1866 sculpture entitled Old Arrow-Maker and His Daughter.

Edmonia Lewis was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edmonia Lewis was born in 1840s.

Mary Edmonia Lewis is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Edmonia’s Mary Edmonia Lewis attended Oberlin Preparatory College, OH.


Edmonia Lewis’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Edmonia Lewis’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Edmonia Lewis kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Edmonia Lewis was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Mary Edmonia Lewis
NICKNAME: Wildflower
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Edmonia Lewis was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Edmonia Lewis was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Edmonia Lewis had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Edmonia Lewis’s birth sign is Cancer and she had a ruling planet of Moon.

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