Leonowens, Anna Harriette, 1831-1915

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Birth 1831-11-26
Death 1915-01-19
Britons
English

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Anna Harriette Leonowens (born Anna Harriet Emma Edwards;[1] 5 November 1831 – 19 January 1915) was an Anglo-Indian or Indian-born English[2] travel writer, educator and social activist. She became well-known with the publication of her memoirs, beginning with The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870), which chronicled her experiences in Siam (modern Thailand), as teacher to the children of the Siamese King Mongkut.

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  • Women teachers--New York (State)--New York
  • Educators--New York (State)--New York--19th century

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  • Lecturers
  • Educators

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