Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Josepha ABIERTAS Biography

Filipino lawyer and feminist. Born in Capiz, Philippines, 1894; died of tuberculosis in 1929. Was the 1st woman to graduate from the Philippine Law School.

ACQUANETTA Biography

American actress. Name variations: Burnu Acquanetta; Burnu Davenport. Born Mildred Davenport (some sources erroneously cite Burnu Acquanetta), July 17, 1921, of Arapaho descent in Cheyenne, Wyoming; died of Alzheimer’s disease, Au...

Harriet Stratemeyer ADAMS Biography

American writer and publisher. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Victor Appleton II, May Hollis Barton, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene. Born Oct 22, c. 1893, in Newark, New Jersey; died Mar 27, 1982, in Pottersville,...

ADELA CAPET Biography

Countess of Flanders. Name variations: Adela of France. Born c. 1010; died Jan 8, 1079, at Messinesmonastre, France; dau. of Robert II the Pious (972–1031, son of Hugh Capet), aka Robert I, king of France (r. 996–1031), and Consta...

Kate ADIE Biography

English tv reporter. Born in Sunderland, 1945; attended Newcastle University. Major BBC journalist, became a technician at BBC radio (1969), then producer; worked for BBC-TV South (1977–79); began reporting on BBC network news (19...

Eileen AGAR Biography

Argentine-born British surrealist artist. Born Eileen Agar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1, 1899; died in London, Nov 17, 1991; dau. of James and Mamie Agar; educated at Heathfield, Ascot; studied art under sculptor Leon Underwo...

AGNES OF MONTE PULCIANO Biography

Italian abbess and saint. Name variations: Agnese, Agnes of Montepulciano, Agnes of Procena. Born c. 1274 in Monte Pulciano, Italy; died 1317 at convent of Monte Pulciano. At 9, entered a Franciscan convent known as the Sackins; w...

Charlotte von AHLEFELD Biography

German novelist. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Elisa or Elise Selbig, Ernestine, Natalie. Born Charlotte Elisabeth Sophie Louise Wilhelmine von Seebach at Stedten, near Erfurt, Germany, Dec 6, 1781; died at Teplitz, Bohemia, July ...