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Top 10 Smartest Couples in History

By Becky Ferreira Dec 12, 2012

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Mary Wollstonecraft is one of history's biggest badasses, a woman who raged through life with little concern for how her revolutionary mindset was received. If a person didn't think women were equals—and in the 18th Century, most people didn't—she had zero time for them. She did find time for William Godwin, however, a brilliant political theorist and novelist, who was in love with Wollstonecraft through her work long before he even met her. Sadly, their affair was brief, as Wollstonecraft died bearing Godwin's child, who would grow up to be the novelist Mary Shelley.

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Becky Ferreira

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