Hannah Webster Foster’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 10, 1758

Death Date

Apr 17, 1840

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Montreal, Canada



The novelist Hannah Webster Foster died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American author of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, she is most remembered for her first novel, The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton, which she published anonymously. In her second work, The Boarding School; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to Her Pupils, she expressed her support for women’s education.

She was born into an affluent Massachusetts family and was educated at an all-girls academy.

She was one of the first women in America to assert herself as a feminist.

She married Rev. John Foster in 1785. Her daughters, Harriet Vaughan Cheney and Eliza Lanesford Cushing, both became writers.

Her husband was a graduate of Dartmouth College; football player Ed Healy also attended the Ivy League school.