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Sojourner Truth MP (1797 - 1883)

Isabella her given name at birth Sojourner Truth she later changed her given name to and added Truth as her surname, of which she never had a.k.a. Belle, Isabella Baumfree or Bomfree or Boumfre...

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Mary Stevenson Cassatt MP (1844 - 1926)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first b...

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Mary Ingles MP (1732 - 1815)

Mary Draper Ingles (1732 – February 1815), also known in records as Mary Inglis or Mary English, was an American pioneer and early settler of western Virginia. In summer 1755 she and her two you...

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Anne Trotter/Bailey (1742 - 1825)

Anne Trotter Bailey This colonial woman came to America as an indentured servant in 1761. Two years later, King George II made an official proclamation forbidding English subjects in America to settl...

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Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)

Aunt Pink married Bob Seaman in 1895. -------------------- Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She remain...

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Harriet Prudence Hall (1743 - 1839)

Prudence married John Hall in 1763 in Charleston, SC and quickly had her first child named Margaret. Prudence went on to have 9 children in all. While raising 9 children, husband John entered into the ...

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Grace Aguilar MP (1816 - 1847)

Grace Aguilar (2 June 1816 – 16 September 1847) was an English novelist and writer on Jewish history and religion. She was delicate from childhood, and early showed great interest in history, ...

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Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter MP (1657 - 1737)

Hannah Webster (Emerson) Dustin (1657 - 1736) - Hannah Dustin was a 40-year-old colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother of eight during King William's War who was taken captive with her newborn daughter ...

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Malala Yousafzai, ملالہ یوسف زئی, Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 MP

On 10 October 2014, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were announced as the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, making Yousafzai the youngest Nobel laureate ever. Malala Yousafzai Wikipedia...

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Teresa Cabarrús, madame Tallien MP (1773 - 1835)

Thérésa Cabarrus, Madame Tallien (31 July 1773 – 15 January 1835), was a French social figure during the Revolution. Later she became Princess of Chimay.

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Aphra Behn MP (1640 - 1689)

Born Aphra Johnson Harbledown, Kent Died 16 April 1689 (aged 48) Nationality English Occupation novelist, dramatist Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramat...

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Edith Cavell, Spy and Martyr (1865 - 1915)

Edith Louisa Cavell; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some...

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Kitty Knight, Heroine of the War of 1812 (1775 - 1855)

An early American heroine, Kitty Knight was credited with saving part of Georgetown, Kent County, MD, during the War of 1812. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Knight, both prominent and activ...

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Penelope Stout (van Princis), The Mother of Middletown MP (c.1622 - 1732)

Penelope (van Princis) Stout Penelope emigrated in 1644 from Amsterdam, Netherlands to New Netherland. Shipwrecked on the New Jersey shore, all from ship murdered by Indians, she critically wounded (...

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Betty Poindexter (Pledge) (1740 - 1816)

DAR Ancestor # A089942 Red Flagged: "FUTURE APPLICANTS MUST PROVE CORRECT SERVICE" SERVICE BASED ONLY ON TRADITION Burial: Yadkin Co. NC Note: Granddaughter of Cherokee Indian Chief Donnahoo ...

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Mary Bowser, slave of John Van Lew (c.1839 - d.)

Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born into slavery and owned by John Van Lew . Mary Elizabeth Bowser was born as a slave to owner John Van Lew, a wealthy hardware merchant. His daughter, Elizabeth, and her mo...

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Mammy Kate, slave of Stephen Heard (deceased)

Mammy Kate: In an 1820 letter she was said to be the "biggest and tallest" black woman the writer had ever seen and had "proven herself to be a strong, a kindly, a never failing friend to Colonel Heard...

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Martha McFarlane (1735 - 1820)

MARTHA McFARLANE McGEE BELL, 1734-1820 Martha McFarlane was born in 1734 in Alamance County, North Carolina of Scottish Parents. At this time I do not have any information about her father or mother. S...

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"Black Agnes" Randolph, Countess of Dunbar and March MP (1310 - 1361)

Agnes Randolph, Countess of Dunbar and March (c. 1312 – 1369), was also known as Black Agnes because of her olive skin complexion, was the spouse of Patrick, 9th Earl of Dunbar & March. She is b...

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Mary Martha Reid ("Mother of the Florida Boys", "Buena Madre") (1812 - 1894)

Mary Martha Reid (September 19, 1812 – June 24, 1894) is Florida's "most famous nurse and Confederate heroine." She is best known for serving as the matron of the Florida Hospital, founded i...

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Anita Garibaldi MP (1821 - 1849)

Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro di Garibaldi , best known as Anita Garibaldi, (August 30, 1821 – August 4, 1849) was the Brazilian wife and comrade-in-arms of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi...

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Flora MacDonald MP (1722 - 1790)

) Flora MacDonald (Gaelic: Fionnghal NicDhòmhnaill) (1722 – 4 March 1790), Jacobite heroine, was the daughter of Ranald MacDonald of Milton on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebr...

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Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1959)

Beatrix Jones Farrand (June 19, 1872 – February 28, 1959) was a landscape gardener and landscape architect in the United States. Her career included commissions to design the gardens for priva...

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Sarah Josepha Hale (1788 - 1879)

Grave info at ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (October 24, 1788 - April 30, 1879) was an American writer and an influential editor. She is the author of...

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Simone Veil MP

Simone Veil, DBE (born 13 July 1927) is a French politician and attorney who served as Minister of Health under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the European Parliament and member of the C...

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Vashti Amestris MP (b. - 366)

Vashti - Wikipedia Book of Esther, Wikipedia Read The Book of Esther - English & Hebrew Vashti the First Feminist"'

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Yael (Jael) The Heroine wife of Hever the Kenite MP (deceased)

Yael (or alternately, Jael) (Hebrew Ya'el, יעל, the Hebrew name of the Nubian Ibex) is a character mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible, as the heroine who killed Si...

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Anna Ticho MP (1894 - 1980)

Anna TichoAnna Ticho (אנה טיכו) (born 1894, died 1980) was a Jewish artist who became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills. In 2005, she was v...

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Edith Nourse Rogers (1881 - 1960)

Edith Nourse Rogers (March 19, 1881 – September 10, 1960) was an American social welfare volunteer and politician who was one of the first women to serve in the United States Congress. She was...

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She...

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Yoko Ono MP

Yoko Ono is a Japanese American artist and musician originally coming to wider attention through her relationship with The Beatles' John Lennon. An avante-garde artist, her relationship, and subsequent...

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Emmy Noether (1882 - 1935)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Amalie Emmy Noether (German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was an influential German mathematician known for her gro...

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Regina Margareten (Horowitz) MP (1863 - 1959)

"Directory and Genealogy of the Horowitz-Margareten Family- from Generation to Generation" revised Edition 1994. -No. H123- chart no. 2-A & chart no. 26 Regina Margareten (1863-1959) According to t...

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Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard MP (1839 - 1898)

Held DAR membership # 243 ) Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Her influence w...

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Belle La Follette (1859 - 1931)

Everything you wanted to know about Belle Case La Follette: Belle Case La Follette (April 21, 1859 – August 18, 1931) was a lawyer and a women's suffrage activist in Wisconsin, USA. La Folle...

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Mélisende d'Édesse, Reine de Jerusalem MP (1105 - 1161)

Alt Death Dates: 9/12/1160, 9/11/1161, 9/11/1161m c. 9/11/1146 Melisende was the daughter of the king of the Frankish kingdom of Jerusalem and his Armenian wife. Christian crusaders had wrested Jerus...

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Princess Alice of Battenberg, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark MP (1885 - 1969)

Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie Princess of Battenberg, HSH Princess Alice of Battenburg. On marriage HRH Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark Royal house House of Battenberg (Cadet branch ...

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Dorothy Day ("Servant of God") MP (1897 - 1980)

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism. She was ...

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Emma Lazarus MP (1849 - 1887)

Emma Lazarus wrote her own poems. Her most famous work is "The New Colossus", is inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. She is known as an important forerunner of the Zionist movement. She...

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Saint Edith Stein MP (1891 - 1942)

Wikipedia Bio In 1998 Edith Stein was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Edith Stein is the only Jewish-born person to be honored for sainthood in modern times. A prominent German-Jew...

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Hannah Johnson (1705 - 1774)

Cresap's War (also known as the Conojocular War — from the Conejohela Valley where it was located (mainly) along the south (right) bank) was a border conflict between Pennsylvania and Maryland...

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Virginia Anne Trotter Hennis (1742 - 1825)

"Mad" Anne Bailey (1742 – November 22, 1825) was a famous story teller and frontier scout who served in the fights of the American Revolutionary War and Northwest Indian War. Her single person...

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Eugenia Phillips (1819 - 1902)

Her career during the Civil War was quite notorious, the incidents of her arrests and imprisonment being given wide international publicity. "She was pretty and vivacious and always dressed in the la...

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Phoebe Yates Pember MP (1823 - 1913)

During the Civil War she was largely responsible for the operation of Chimbarrazo Hospital in Richmond, VA. She recounted her wartime experiences in a booklet, "A Southern Woman's Story." ---------...

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Patience Wright (1725 - 1786)

Patience Lovell Wright (1725 – March 23, 1786) was the first recognized American-born sculptor. She chiefly created wax figures of people. She loved to write poetry and was also a painter. Nev...

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Alice Marble (World No. 1 American tennis player and spy) (1913 - 1990)

Alice Marble (b. September 28, 1913, Beckwourth, California – d. December 13, 1990, Palm Springs, California) was a World No. 1 American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936...

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Antonia Willard (1838 - 1871)

Confederate spy who fell in love with and married her Union soldier captor. Antonia Ford (July 23, 1838 – February 14, 1871) was a volunteer civilian spy for the Confederate States Army duri...

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Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka, Franklin Thompson) [Union soldier, spy, and nurse] (1841 - 1898)

Sarah Emma Edmonds (December 1841 – September 5, 1898), was a Canadian-born woman who is known for serving with the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Sarah Emma Edmonds w...

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Brevet Maj Pauline Cushman (USA) [Union spy] (1833 - 1893)

Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 10, 1833 – December 2, 1893), was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Early life Harriet was born in N...

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Claire Phillips (aka, "Clara Fuentes" and "High Pockets") [American spy] (1908 - 1960)

Claire Phillips (December 2, 1908 – May 22, 1960), also known as Clara Fuentes or High Pockets, was an American spy who worked in the Japanese controlled Philippines during World War II. In 19...

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Virginia Hall (American spy) (1906 - 1982)

Virginia Hall, MBE, DSC (April 6, 1906 —July 14, 1982) was an American spy during World War II. She was also known by many aliases: "Marie Monin", "Germaine", "Diane", "Marie of Lyon" and "Cam...

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Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849 - 1916)

Jeannette Leonard Gilder (3 October 1849 – 1916) was a pioneer for United States women in journalism. Biography She was a daughter of the clergyman William Henry Gilder. She was connected ...

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Gladys Mills Phipps ("First Lady of The Turf") (1883 - 1970)

Gladys Livingston Mills Phipps (1883-1970) was an United States socialite, sportsperson, and a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder who began the Phipps family dynasty in American horse racing. S...

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Melinda Ann Gates MP

Medina, King, WA, USA

Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964)[1] is an American philanthropist. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager f...

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Laura Secord, Canadian Heroine of the War of 1812 MP (1775 - 1868)

Laura Ingersoll Secord Born Laura Ingersoll 13 September 1775 Great Barrington, Province of Massachusetts Bay Died 17 October 1868(1868-10-17) (aged 93) Village of C...

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Ada Lovelace MP (1815 - 1852)

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron, was an English writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical gen...

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Elizabeth Thomas "Tommie" Goree (1835 - 1929)

Elizabeth Thomas "Tommie" Nolley Goree (1845 – 5 September 1929) was an early Texas teacher, school administrator, and education advocate. She was also the wife of Confederate States Army vete...

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Juliet Opie Hopkins, Nurse ("Florence Nightingale of the South") (1818 - 1890)

Born at Jefferson County, Virginia, May 7, 1818, she married Commodore Alexander Gordon in 1837 (he died in 1849). She married a second time to Judge Arthur F. Hopkins in 1854. During the Civil War...

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Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court MP

Sandra Day O'Connor (born March 26, 1930) is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retir...

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Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA MP (1860 - 1927)

Juliette Gordon Low (born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon in Savannah, Georgia, October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was an American youth leader and the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in...

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Grace Darling Seibold (founder of American Gold Star Mothers) (1870 - 1947)

Grace Darling Seibold was the founder of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. "...an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country." Her father was Brig General Ed...

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Pallas Athena - - Minerva Olympian MP (deceased)

Athena, também conhecida como Palas Athena é, na mitologia grega, a deusa da guerra, da civilização, da sabedoria, da estratégia, das artes, da justiça e...

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Medea of Colchis MP (deceased)

Medea (Greek: Μήδεια, Mēdeia, Georgian: მედეა, Medea) is a woman in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Ae&...

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Catherine II "the Great" Empress of All Russia MP (1729 - 1796)

Sophie Friederike Auguste princess of Anhalt-Zerbst By marriage Ekaterina Alexseivna Romanov Catherine II(Russian: Екатерина II A...

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Benzair Bhutto MP (1953 - d.)

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو;Benzair Bhutto ; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistan-born politician, with Pakistani...

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Saint Catherine of Siena MP (1347 - 1380)

Saint Catherine of Siena is a greatly respected figure for her spiritual writings, and political boldness to " speak truth to power "— it being exceptional for a woman, in her time period, to ha...

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Emilia Lanier (Bassano) MP (1569 - 1645)

Learning about the events of Lanier's life has not always been an easy task for researchers. Very little is known about her. Scholars have had to piece together Lanier's biography by relying on the spa...

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Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Rebel Spy (c.1815 - 1864)

Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817–October 1, 1864) was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period prior to the American Civil War, she traveled in importa...

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Deborah the Prophetess from the Tribe of Ephraim MP (deceased)

Deborah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה, Modern Dvora Tiberian Dəḇôrā ; "Bee", Arabic: دیبا Dib...

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Dr. Mary E. Walker, Medal of Honor MP (1832 - 1919)

Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is also the only woman ever to...

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Hypatia - of Alexandria MP (c.360 - 415)

Hypatia Bio Hypatia ( /haɪˈpeɪʃə/; Greek: Ὑπατία, Hypatía; born between 350 CE and 370 CE; died March 415) was a ...

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Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)

Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 – June 27, 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first woman sociologist. Martineau wrote more than 50 books and is significan...

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Emilie du Châtelet (1706 - 1749)

Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Chatelet (17 December 1706, Paris – 10 September 1749, Lunéville) was a French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age o...

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Michal . MP (-1040 - d.)

Wikipedia Hebrew - Wikipedia English - 1 Chronicles 15:29 Michal's appearances in 1–2 Samuel reflect her confinement as a woman caught in the fierce struggle over the kingship between her fa...

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Geraldine Doyle (1924 - 2010)

The one-time factory worker inspired Rosie the Riveter and 'We Can Do It!' poster. Services set • A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 8. at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw S...

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Mary Dyer MP (1611 - 1660)

The Quaker Martyr Mary Barrett Dyer (c. 1611[1] — June 1, 1660) was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (now in present-day Massachusetts), for ...

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Anne Hutchinson MP (1591 - 1643)

Anne Hutchinson (baptized July 20, 1591[1][2] – August 20, 1643) was a pioneer settler in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Netherlands, and the unauthorized minister of a dissident church d...

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Alice Neel (1900 - 1984)

Alice Neel (January 28, 1900 – October 13, 1984) was an American artist known for her oil on canvas portraits of friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable ...

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Dorothy Parker MP (1893 - 1967)

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. Family Parents: Jacob Henry Rot...

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Natzbath . MP (-1080 - d.)

With a prayer on her lips that her plan succeed, Nitzevet took the place of her maidservant. That night Nitzevet conceived David the future King of Israel. Yishai remained unaware of the switch. (see f...

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Perdita (1757 - 1800)

Mary Robinson (née Darby) (27 November 1757 – 26 December 1800) was an English poet and novelist. During her lifetime she is known as 'the English Sappho'[1][2]. She was also known for he...

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Nechama Leibowitz MP (c.1905 - c.1997)

Professor Nehama Leibowitz (1905–1997), winner of the Israel Prize in Education, was a unique figure in the twentieth century Jewish landscape. She wrote a best-selling series, Studies in the We...

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Khadijah al-Kubra (r.a.) 1st Mother of the Believers MP (c.576 - c.619)

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the first wife of Muhammad and the first person to accept Islam. She is revered amongst Muslims as a "mother of the believers". The daughter of a wealthy merchant and late...

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Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U Ward MP (1728 - c.1822)

Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who Goes About") Ward (Ani'-Wa'ya = Wolf Clan (Nanye'hi)) Click to view Nancy Prophetess Na-ni Ghi-Ga-U aka Nancy Ward Nanye-hi ("One Who G...

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Julia Child MP (1912 - 2004)

Julia Child (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream thr...

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Zoë Karbonopsina, Byzantine Empress MP (870 - 899)

Bild: Constantine VII och Zoe Karbonopsina, also Karvounopsina or Carbonopsina, i.e., "with the Coal-Black Eyes" (Greek: Ζωή Καρβων...

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Theophano Phokas, Byzantine Empress MP (c.936 - 991)

Theophano was a Byzantine empress. She was the daughter-in-law of Constantine VII; wife of Romanos II; wife of Nikephoros II Phokas; lover of John I Tzimiskes; the mother of Basil II, Constantine VIII ...

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Anna Porphyrogeneta, Princess Of Bulgaria MP (963 - 1011)

: Anna Porphyrogeneta, daughter of Emperor Romanos II and Theophano, was the only princess of the Makedones to have been married to a foreigner. The Byzantine emperors regarded the Franks and Russian...

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Olga Helena of Kiev (c.890 - 969)

Den kraftfulla furstinnan Olga från det forntida Ryssland är verklig.Ryssarna har gjort henne till helgon och vallfärdar till hennes stad Pskov, men hon var nog så blodt�...

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Gloria Steinem MP

Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the Women's...

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Simone de Beauvoir MP (1908 - 1986)

Simone de Beauvoir is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise "The Second Sex" , a detailed analysis of women's oppression an...

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Rosa Louise Parks MP (1913 - 2005)

She was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, A...

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María Eva Duarte Ibarguren, "Evita" MP (1919 - 1952)

Evita Peron Foundation Eva Perón Wikipedia María Eva Duarte de Perón, First Lady of Argentina, Philanthropist, Actress, Politician, "Spiritual Leader of the Nation " was the ...

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Rachel / רחל אמנו MP (-1837 - -1772)

Genesis 29:5-30 Genesis 35:16-20 Dies in childbirth of Benjamin. Other: Wikipedia: Rachel and רחל Rachel This great love story describes the foundation of the twelv...

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Annie Oakley MP (1860 - 1926)

Sharpshooter. She was born Phoebe Mosey in Darke County, Ohio. She never attended a regular school and was introduced and taught to shoot by her father in the woods around the farm where she lived. D...

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Maharani Gayatri Devi MP (1919 - 2009)

Gayatri Devi was once included in Vogue magazine's Ten Most Beautiful Women list. After Partition and Independence in India in 1947, Gayatri Devi ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the constituency in ...

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Meerabai Indian Hindu Mystic, मीराबाई (c.1498 - c.1547)

Meerabai (मीराबाई) (c.1498-c.1547CE) Meera; Mira; Meera Bai, was an aristocratic Hindu mystical singer and sahajiya (apasampradaya) devotee of lord Kris...

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Angela Dorothea Merkel MP

Angela Dorothea Merkel , née Kasner, (born 17 July 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany. Merkel topped Forbes magazine's list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" in 2006, 2007, 2008 a...

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Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In...

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Catherine Deneuve MP

Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, as the third of four daughters to French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Deneuve. She is the actress ...

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