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Virginia Woolf MP (1882 - 1941)

Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the f...

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Margaret Thatcher MP (1925 - 2013)

"Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts (13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013), was a British politician, the longest-serving (1979–1990) Prime Minister of the...

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Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom MP (1880 - 1968)

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...

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Jean Swedberg, CV MP (b. - 1976)

Biography Her citation reads: On 4 September 1974, with complete disregard for her own safety, Jean Swedberg, switchboard operator at the Valnicola Hotel in Merritt, British Columbia, left her post...

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Mary Dohey, CV, RN MP

Biography Mary Dohey was a Canadian flight attendant who was the first living person to receive the award Cross of Valour , Canada's highest award for bravery for a civilian, for her conduct during t...

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Anna Ruth Lang, CV MP

"In the early afternoon of 9 September 1980, Anna Lang displayed selfless courage to a very high degree in the rescue of her two car passengers. At the entry of the Hammond River Bridge a fuel tanker h...

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Emily Jane Brontë MP (1818 - 1848)

Brontë family The Brontës were a 19th century literary family associated with Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816), Emily (born ...

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Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé PC CC CMM CD (1922 - 1993)

Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé PC CC CMM CD (née Benoît, April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as Governor General of...

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Peggy Guggenheim MP (1898 - 1979)

Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 – December 23, 1979) was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite. Born to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benja...

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Sarah Lockwood Pardee MP (1839 - 1922)

Sarah Winchester Sarah Winchester, formerly Sarah Lockwood Pardee, married William Wirt Winchester on 30 September 1862. Despite the fact that the Civil War was then going on in the USA, the wedding ...

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Ida Mayfield Wood (1838 - 1932)

From the Irish Echo February 17, 2011 Hibernian Chronicle: The Mayfield mystery solved in Archive / by admin / on February 17, 2011 at 4:14 am / Her death a few months later in early 1932 prompte...

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Lillie Hitchcock Coit ('Firebelle Lil') (1843 - 1929)

Lillie Hitchcock Coit (August 23, 1843 in West Point – July 22, 1929 in San Francisco) was a well-known volunteer firefighter, wife of Howard Coit, and the benefactor for the construction ...

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Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman (1881 - 1957)

Luisa, Marquise Casati Stampa di Soncino (23 January 1881 – 1 June 1957) was an eccentric Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th-century Europe. As the concept of dandy...

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Hetty Green MP (1834 - 1916)

Hetty Howland Robinson Green (1834-1916) – “The Witch of Wall Street” "After Hetty's death, family genealogist William Emery asked her son, Ned, for clarification [about her name...

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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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Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924)

Founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston – was an American art collector, philanthropist, and one of the foremost female patrons of the arts. Isabella Stewart Gardner had a zes...

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May Bonfils Stanton MP (1883 - 1962)

Find a Grave Birth: 1883 Death: Mar., 1962 Lakewood Jefferson County Colorado, USA Philanthropist, eccentric. May Stanton was the daughter of Belle and Frederick Bonfils, owner of The Denver Po...

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Madeleine Dansereau (1922 - 1991)

Biography Madeleine Danserau (Maranda-Dansereau) was the first female jeweler in Quebec. She studied in the workshop of the Swiss jewelry maker Philippe Vauthier Montreal from 1959 to 1965. In 1973, ...

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Barbara Rosberg Frum, OC MP (1937 - 1992)

Barbara Frum , OC (September 8, 1937 – March 26, 1992) was a Canadian radio and television journalist, acclaimed for her interviews for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Personal life B...

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Shirley Jean Douglas MP

Shirley Jean Douglas, OC is a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined with her family name has made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and politics.

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Céline Dion MP

Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Celine Dion is the all-time, best-selling Canadian recording artist. Biography Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer...

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Helen Suzman, DCE MP (1917 - 2009)

Suzman, a lifelong citizen of South Africa, was born as Helen Gavronsky in 1917 to Samuel and Frieda Gavronsky, Jewish Lithuanian immigrants.[1][2] Helen Suzman matriculated in 1933 from Parktown Con...

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Marian Elinda-Blanc Anderson (1897 - 1993)

Marian Anderson b. February 27, 1897 d. April 8, 1993 Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was...

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Dr. Alice Hamilton MP (1869 - 1970)

Alice Hamilton (February 27, 1869 – September 22, 1970) was the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University and was a leading expert in the field of occupational health. She was...

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Martha Griffiths (1912 - 2003)

Martha Wright Griffiths (January 29, 1912 – April 22, 2003) was an American lawyer and judge before being elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1954. Griffiths was the first...

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Gertrude Buck (1871 - 1922)

Gertrude Buck (Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 14th, 1871 - 1922) was one of a group of powerful female rhetoricians of her time. She strived to inspire young women to take on leadership roles within the d...

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Sarah Goddard Power (1835 - 1887)

Sarah Goddard Power (June 19, 1935 – March 24, 1987) was a United States Democratic Party activist and University of Michigan Regent who committed suicide by falling out a window at the Burt...

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Josephine Gomon (1892 - 1975)

Josephine Fellows Gomon (June 29, 1892 – November 13, 1975) was a social and political activist, mayoral secretary, labor leader and schoolteacher. She is noted for her contributions to Detroi...

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Aretha Franklin MP

Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician, active since 1956. Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time, selling 75 million record...

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Virginia Apgar MP (1909 - 1974)

Virginia Apgar (7 June 1909–7 August 1974) was an American pediatric anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and effectively founded the field of neo...

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Blessed Dina Bélanger MP (1897 - 1929)

Overview Dina Belanger was born in Saint Roch Parish in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and was professed a religious sister in February 1922, in Sillery, Quebec, Canada, taking the name of Sister Marie ...

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Bienheureuse Marie-Leonie Paradis MP (1840 - 1912)

Overview PARADIS, ÉLODIE (baptized Alodie-Virginie), named Mother Marie-Léonie, Marianite Sister of Holy Cross and founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family was beatified on 11 S...

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Bienheureuse Marie-Anne Blondin MP (1809 - 1890)

Overview Marie-Anne Blondin was a teacher who became foundress of the Sisters of Sainte Anne, established in 1850, dedicated to teaching the rural population of Canada. Blondin found out that one of ...

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Blessed Émilie Gamelin MP (c.1800 - c.1851)

Overview La première fondatrice canadienne-française d’une communauté religieuse au Bas-Canada depuis la Conquête. Par le dévouement qu’elle a manifes...

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Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher MP (1811 - 1849)

Overview Marie-Rose Durocher was a Canadian Roman Catholic Religious Sister. She founded the Sœurs des Saints-Noms de Jésus et de Marie (Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary) in ...

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Blessed Marie-Catherine de Saint-Augustin MP (1632 - 1668)

Overview Blessed Catherine was born into an aristocratic Norman family and a descendant of Thomas a Becket. She entered the monastery of the Canonesses of St. Augustine of the Mercy of Jesus in Bayeu...

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Sainte Marguerite d’Youville MP (1701 - 1771)

Overview Marie-Margeurite d'Youville was a French Canadian widow who founded the Order of the Sisters of Montreal , also known as the Grey Nuns of Montreal. She was canonized on 9 December 1990 in Ro...

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Sainte Kateri Tekakwitha MP (1656 - 1680)

Kaia'tanó:ron Kateri Tekakwitha 1656-1680 Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was baptized as Catherine Tekakwitha and was informally known as Lily of the Mohawks. She is the fourth Native American to...

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Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys MP (1620 - 1700)

Overview On 17 April 1620 Margeurite Bourgeoys was born in Troyes, then in Champagne Provence in France. She was 6th of 12 children born to Abraham Bourgeoys, candlemaker and coiner at the Royal ...

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Marie of the Incarnation MP (1599 - 1672)

Overview Saint Marie of the Incarnation, O.S.U. was born on 28 October 1599 and died on 30 April 1672. She was an Ursuline nun and leader of a group of nuns sent to establish the Ursuline Order in Ne...

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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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Ayaan Hirsi Ali MP

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Xirsi Cali Arabic: أيان حرسي علي‎; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan; Books In 2005, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was...

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Josephine Lowell (Shaw) (1843 - 1905)

Josephine Shaw Lowell (December 16, 1843 - October 12, 1905) was a Progressive Reform leader in the United States in the Nineteenth century. She is best known for creating the New York Consumers Leag...

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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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Sophia Williams - de Bruyn MP

Sophia Williams-de Bruyn THE LAST OF THE MATRIARCHS By Khubu Meth THE WOMEN WHO MADE US The only surviving leader of the 1956 march, Sophia Williams-de Bruyn - then barely 18, together with Lil...

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Lilian Masediba Ngoyi MP (1911 - 1980)

Lilian Masediba Ngoyi Born: 1911, Pretoria, Gauteng (then Transvaal), South Africa Died: 13 March 1980, Orlando Township, Gauteng (then Transvaal), South Africa In summary: Politician and anti-ap...

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Helen Joseph MP (1905 - 1992)

Helen Beatrice Joseph (née Fennell) (8 April 1905 – 25 December 1992) was born in Easebourne near Midhurst West Sussex, England and graduated from King's College London, in 1927. After ...

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Prudence Crandall MP (1803 - 1889)

Prudence Crandall was the leader of the first racially-integrated school for girls in America and is the Connecticut State Heroine. In 1831, Crandall opened an academy on the Canterbury Green to ed...

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Ellis Reynolds Shipp MP (1847 - 1939)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Ellis Reynolds Shipp (January 20, 1847 – January 31, 1939) was one of the first female doctors in Utah. She founded The School of Nursing and Obstetrics in...

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Sarah Bernhardt MP (1844 - 1923)

Sarah Bernhardt (c. October 22, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as the most famous actress the world has ever known. Bernhardt made h...

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Harper Lee MP

Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States

Harper Lee is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird , which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometow...

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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...

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Juliette Gordon Low 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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Jane Arminda Delano, founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service MP (1862 - 1919)

en.wikipedia.org... ; aahn.org - grave at Arlington National Cemetery... ; swales.us ... ; .findagrave.... Jane Arminda Delano, born March 13, 1862 in Montour Falls, New York, United States –...

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Rear Adm. Grace Hopper MP (1906 - 1992)

Click here to view information about Grace Hopper from Wikipedia. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States N...

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Golda Meir 4th Prime Minister of Israel MP (1898 - 1978)

" I have seen my five grandchildren grow up as Jews, in a country that is their own. Let no one have any doubts about this. Our children and our children's children will never settle for anything less....

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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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Gráinne Ní Mháille, Sea Queen of Connacht MP (c.1530 - c.1603)

From the English Wikipedia page on Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen: Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. 1530 – c. 1603), Gráinne O'Malley[1] or Grace O'Malley,[2] was Queen of Um...

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Bertha von Suttner, geborene Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau MP (1843 - 1914)

The first women to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1905) See Wikipedia... --------------------War eine ôsterreiche Pazifistin, Friedenforscherin und Schiftstellerin. Pseudonyme: B. Outlot, ...

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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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Margaret Chase Smith, U.S. Senator MP (1897 - 1995)

Margaret Chase Smith was a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative from Maine. She was the first woman elected to both the House and the Senate and was also the first woman to be placed in nomination for ...

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Eudora Alice Welty MP (1909 - 2001)

Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal...

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Cornelia "Leila" Bryce Pinchot MP (1881 - 1960)

Suffragist, Congressional candidate, political activist, and conservationist. Taken from her official United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service biography: The daughter of wealthy jou...

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Mary Mason Lyon MP (1797 - 1849)

Women's Education Pioneer, Founder of Mount Holyoke College -------------------- Mary Mason Lyon was born on February 28, 1797 in Buckland, Franklin Co., Massachusetts to farmer Aaron Lyon, Jr. and...

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Sophia Smith MP (1796 - 1870)

Sophia Smith (August 27, 1796 in Hatfield, Massachusetts - June 12, 1870) founded Smith College in 1870 with the substantial estate she inherited from her father and siblings. American philanthropist...

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Belva Ann Lockwood (1830 - 1917)

From humble beginnings, Belva Lockwood (born 1830) forged an inspirational career that spanned decades in the nation’s capital. At a time when the Union was gripped by the reactionary conservati...

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Harriet Beecher Stowe MP (1811 - 1896)

Birth: 14 June - 1 Dec., 1811. Death: Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut or Mandarin, Florida. Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin -------------------- Harriet Beecher Stowe Introduction Harriet Bee...

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Florence Nightingale ("The Lady with the Lamp") MP (1820 - 1910)

Florence Nightingale Born 12 May 1820, Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Died 13 August 1910 (aged 90),Park Lane, London, United Kingdom. Profession: Nurse and Statistician. Institutions: Selimiye Ba...

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis MP (1929 - 1994)

Married in St. Mary's Church, Newport, R.I. The reception was held at the Hammersmith Farm in a Victorian house. Wedding night at Waldorf- Astoria, N.Y.C., N.Y., and then honeymooned in Acapulco, Mexic...

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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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Greta Garbo MP (1905 - 1990)

Regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars ever produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the Hollywood studio system, Swedish-American actress Greta Garbo appeared in only 27 American ...

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Coco Chanel MP (1883 - 1971)

Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chasnel, Coco Chanel pioneered French fasion design with her modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity. She was the founder of the fam...

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Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady MP (1884 - 1962)

A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve...

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Christina Paleotti (Dudley), Duchess of Northumberland MP (c.1650 - 1719)

Translated from "In Cerca di Fama: Docenti universitarie, artiste virtuose e animatrici dei salotti culturali in Bologna, dal medio evo al XIX secolo" by Fabia Zanasi: Bologna also had its own pers...

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Odetta MP (1930 - 2008)

Odetta (1930 – 2008) was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Poet Maya Angelou onc...

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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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Jeanne d'Arc, La Pucelle d'Orléans MP (1412 - 1431)

Patent: The Lord of Féron; filed a petition in October 1550 along with his uncle Robert Le Fournier, to confirm the transmission of nobility through the female line, which had been allowed under...

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Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court MP

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Sonia Sotomayor was born on 25 June 1954 in the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the C...

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Oprah Winfrey MP

Chicago, IL, USA

Oprah Winfrey Bio Book Club Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, mult...

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Clara Barton (founder and 1st President of the American Red Cross) MP (1821 - 1912)

Held DAR membership #160 as "Descendant of David Stone, of Massechusetts" Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Clara Barton (1821-1912) "...was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She...

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Prof. Ruth Fulton Benedict, Ph.D. MP (1887 - 1948)

English Wikipedia page about Ruth Benedict Ruth Benedict (born Ruth Fulton, June 5, 1887–September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist. She was born in New York City, and attended Vassa...

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Margaret Brent MP (c.1601 - 1671)

Lawyer. Three hundred fifty years ago, a strong-willed, intelligent woman faced the Assembly of colonial Maryland in St. Mary's City with an outrageous demand. Mistress Margaret Brent asked to be a v...

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Frida Kahlo MP (1907 - 1954)

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its...

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Amelia Earhart MP (1897 - 1937)

From Wikipedia : Amelia Earhart was a noted aviation pioneer. Hilary Swank portrays her in the movie Amelia released October 23, 2009. Amelia Mary Earhart (pronounced /ˈɛərh&#x...

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Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom MP (1819 - 1901)

Victoria Alexandrina Princess of Hanover. HM Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom on 20 June 1837. Crowned Queen of the United Kingdom on 28 June 1838 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, Eng...

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Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni MP (c.30 - c.62)

Boudica or Boudicca, also known as Boadicea and known in Welsh as Buddug (d. AD 60 or 61) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. ...

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Elizabeth I of England MP (1533 - 1603)

"Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bes...

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Indira Priyadarshani Gandhi MP (1917 - 1984)

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गा&#x...

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Grace Kelly MP (1929 - 1982)

Wiki - Grace Patricia Kelly bio Internet Movie Databse - Grace Kelly Biography.com - Grace Kelly articles Biography Channel - Grace Kelly Biography Find A Grave - Grace Kelly

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Mary Jane Seacole MP (1805 - 1881)

Mary Jane Seacole (1805 – 14 May 1881) was a mixed-race British nurse. Born in Jamaica, she operated boarding houses in Panama and Crimea while simultaneously treating the sick. Seacole was taug...

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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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Jelena / Ilona Zrinjska / Zrinyi, GR MP (c.1643 - 1703)

Ilona Zrínyi /Jelena Zrinska Ilona Zrínyi, as painted by Károly Jakobey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jelen...

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Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs MP (1854 - 1929)

Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was the first Dutch woman in history who was officially admitted to the University. During her life she fought for womens rights. Thanks to her and other brave women (and men)...

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Josephine Baker MP (1906 - 1975)

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and even the "Créole Goddess" in angloph...

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