Mary Baker Eddy (born Mary Morse Baker July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) founded the Christian Science movement. She advocated Christian Science as a spiritual practical solution to health and moral issues. Her accomplishments included:
• Author of the movement's text book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (first copyrighted 1875)
• Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States (1879)
• Spiritual teacher and lecturer
• Established the Christian Science Publishing Society (1898) that continues to publish periodicals she started including:
• The Christian Science Journal (1883)
• The Christian Science Sentinel (1898)
• The Herald of Christian Science (1903)
• The Christian Science Monitor (1908)
She and others credit her with the ability to heal instantaneously.
Mary Baker Eddy died on December 3, 1910 at her home at 400 Beacon Street, in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton, Massachusetts. Her death was not announced until the next morning when a city medical examiner was called in. She was buried December 8, 1910 at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.