Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Carrie ACHESON Biography

Irish politician. Born Carrie Barlow, Sept 1934, in Tipperary, Ireland; sister of Senator Tras Honan; m. Hugh Acheson. Served as mayor of Clonmel (1981–82); representing Fianna Fa´il, elected to 22nd Da´il for Tipperary South (198...

Claire ADAMS Biography

Canadian-born actress. Name variations: Clara Adams, Clare Adams, Peggy Adams. Born Sept 24, 1898, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; died Sep 25, 1978, in Melbourne, Australia; sister of Gerald Drayson Adams (screenwriter); m. Benjam...

Catherine ADAMSON Biography

New Zealand diarist. Name variations: Catherine Mary Ann Friend. Born Catherine Mary Ann Friend, Oct 13, 1868, in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia; died on Aug 9, 1925, in Hokitika, New Zealand; dau. of Samuel Friend (laborer) and Ann...

ADELAIDE OF SCHAERBECK Biography

Flemish saint. Born Alix of Scha¨rbeck. Birth date unknown; died June 11, 1250. A nun at the Cistercian abbey of Cambre in Brussels, became a leper and went blind. See also Women in World History.

Iris ADRIAN Biography

American actress. Born Iris Adrian Hostetter, May 29, 1912, in Los Angeles, California; died Sept 17, 1994, in Hollywood, California; m. Charles Over, 1935 (div., 1936); m. George Jay; m. ‘‘Fido’’ Murphy (well-known football playe...

AGNES OF BOHEMIA Biography

Hungarian princess. Born in Prague, 1205; died 1282; dau. of Otakar or Ottokar I, king of Bohemia and Hungary (r. 1198–1230), and Constance of Hungary (d. 1240); sister of Wenceslas I (1205–1253), king of Bohemia (r. 1230–1253). R...

Delmira AGUSTINI Biography

Uruguayan poet. Born 1886 in Montevideo, Uruguay; murdered by husband, from whom she had separated, who then committed suicide, 1914. Explored themes of sex, love, and death in such works as El libro blanco (1907), Cantos de manan...

Aganice AINIANOS Biography

Greek poet. Born 1838 in Athens, Greece; died 1892; studied Classics, French, and painting. Fled to countryside after involvement in uprising against King Otto; poetry was influenced by contact with country people and reflects sym...