Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe (c.1373 – after 1438) was an English Christian mystic, known for writing through dictation The Book of Margery Kempe, a work considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language. Her book chronicles Kempe's domestic tribulations, her extensive pilgrimages to holy sites in Europe and the Holy Land, as well as her mystical conversations with God. She is honoured in the Anglican Communion, but was never made a Catholic saint.

Margery Kempe
BornMargery Brunham
c.1373
Bishop's Lynn, England
DiedAfter 1438
OccupationChristian mystic
LanguageEnglish
Notable worksThe Book of Margery Kempe