Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Theodora ABEL Biography

American clinical psychologist. Name variations: Theodora Mead Abel. Born Theodora Mead, Sept 9, 1899, in Newport, Rhode Island; died Dec 2, 1998, in Forestburgh, NY; dau. of Robert Mead Jr. and Elsie (Cleveland) Mead; Columbia Un...

Rosemarie ACKERMANN Biography

East German high jumper. Name variations: Rosi Ackermann. Born April 4, 1952, in Lohsa, East Germany. Broke the world record with 1.94 meters (1974); won a gold medal at European championships (1974); won a gold medal in Montreal ...

Fae Margaret ADAMS Biography

American doctor. Born in San Jose, California, 1918. Served as a 1st lieutenant and reserve medical officer in the Women’s Army Corps, becoming the 1st female doctor to receive a regular US Army commission (1953); after the milita...

Carlotta ADDISON Biography

English actress. Name variations: Mrs. C.A. LaTrobe or La Trobe. Born July 9, 1849, in Liverpool, Eng.; died June 14, 1914; dau. of E.P. Addison (former proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Doncaster); m. C.A. LaTrobe (died July 1909)...

ADELICIA Biography

Countess of Ponthieu, Lenz, and Champagne. Name variations: Adelaide; Adeliza of Normandy. Born in 1029; died 1090; dau. of Robert I, duke of Normandy (r. 1027–1035) and Arlette (fl. 1010); sister of William I the Conqueror, king ...

AFUA KOBA Biography

Asantehemaa of the Ashanti Empire. Name variations: Afua Kobi; Efua Kobiri. Married Kwasi Gyambibi (tribal chief); children: Kofi Kakari (or Kofi Karikari, asantehene, 1867– 1874) and Mensa Bonsu (asantehene, 1874–1883). Enstooled...

AGNES OF HUNTINGDONSHIRE Biography

English doctor. Fl. in 13th century. One of numerous medieval women doctors, was well-respected for her healing abilities in Huntingdonshire, though she practiced medicine without university training—a privilege denied most mediev...

AHINOAM Biography

Biblical woman. Fl. around 1020 BCE; dau. of Ahimaaz; wife of Saul (1st king of the Jewish nation); children: Jonathan and others; including 2 daughters, one of whom was Michal. Was the wife of King Saul and the mother of Michal, ...