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Biography



October 8, 1807
Harriet Hardy is born, a middle child out of 7 in a lower aristocratic home in London.

March 14, 1826
Marries the 29-year-old John Taylor at 18.

September 1827
Son Herbert born.

February 1830
Son Algernon born.

Autumn 1830
Meets John Stuart Mill.
Philosophical writings begin.

July 1831
Daughter Helen born.

1833
Harriet separates from John Taylor at his request, lives with daughter Helen.  JSM and HTM always insisted their relationship was not sexual, but their travels and time spent together caused somewhat of a scandal nonetheless.

July 18, 1849
Harriet spends two months at the side of her husband until his death of cancer.

April 1851
Harriet and John Stuart Mill marry.

November 3, 1858
Harriet Taylor Mill dies of tuberculosis.

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