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Margaret Brent (ca. 1601-1671)
MSA SC 3520-2177
Inductee, Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 1985
 

 
 
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"Margaret Brent"

On January 21, 1648, Margaret Brent appeared before the Maryland General Assembly and requested two votes: one for herself as a landowner and one as Lord Baltimore's attorney. Her request was denied, but she is remembered as one of the most remarkable women of the 17th century.
 
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