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Sarah Pierce

Born: Jun 26, 1767

Death: Jan 19, 1852

Birthplace: Litchfield

Nationality: United States

Sarah Pierce

Date of Birth : Jun 26, 1767
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1852
Birth Place : Litchfield

Sarah Pierce was a teacher, educator and founder of one of the earliest schools for girls in the United States, the Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. The school having been established in her house in 1792 became known as the Litchfield Female Academy in 1827. The school for girls attracted an estimated 3,000 students from across the U.S. and Canada. Some of her most famous attendees and proteges were Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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