Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley bio

Birth Name: Phillis Wheatley

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Senegal

Date Of Birth: May 8, 1753

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Phillis Wheatley was born on the 8th of May, 1753. She was famous for being a Poet. Credited as the first African American woman to be published, she became famous for her 1773 poetry collection, “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.”

Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal. She traveled from her native West Africa to Massachusetts on a slave ship in 1761. She was sold to a family who taught her how to read and write and actively encouraged her literary talent. She was finally emancipated by her former owners, the Wheatleys, in 1778. Many found it hard to believe that she wrote the poems ascribed to her, and she had to defend her authorship in court.

Phillis Wheatley was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Phillis Wheatley was born in 1750s.

Phillis Wheatley 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".


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

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Phillis Wheatley was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: Phillis Wheatley
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Phillis Wheatley was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Phillis Wheatley was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Phillis Wheatley had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Phillis Wheatley’s birth sign is Taurus and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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