Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Aisha ABDEL RAHMAN Biography

Egyptian literary critic and educator. Name variations: Aisha Abdel-Rahman, Aisha ‘Abd al-Rahman; (pseudonyms) Bint El Shatei, Bint el-Shati or Bint al Shah. Born Aisha ‘Abd al-Rahman, Nov 6, 1913, in Damietta (Dumyat), Egypt; die...

Janet ACHURCH Biography

English actress. Name variations: Janet Achurch Sharp. Born Jan 17, 1864, in Lancashire, England; died Sept 11, 1916; descended from old acting family; great granddau. of Achurch Ward (manager of Theatre Royal, Manchester); m. Cha...

Clover ADAMS Biography

American Brahmin. Name variations: Marian Hooper Adams, Marian ‘‘Clover’’ Hooper. Born Marian Hooper in 1843; committed suicide, Dec 6, 1885; dau. of Robert William Hooper and Ellen (Sturgis); sister of Ellen ‘‘Nella’’ Hooper Gurn...

ADASSE Biography

German moneylender. Jewish resident of Gorlitz, Germany; granted citizen’s rights c. 1348. Became wealthy lending money to the Christian residents of the town, and attained a high social standing in her community; was given the pr...

ADELAIDE OF VOHBURG Biography

Duchess of Swabia. Name variations: Adelheid von Vohburg. Fl. around 1140s; dau. of Diepold III, margrave of Vohburg, and Adelaide (dau. of Ladislas I Herman, king of Poland); became 1st wife of Frederick I Barbarossa (1123–1190),...

Tania AEBI Biography

American yachtswoman. Born in 1966; lived in New York City. Completed a 30-month circumnavigation of the world in 26-foot sloop Varuna (Nov 6, 1987), but was not considered the 1st American woman to sail solo around the world, sin...

AGNES OF BRANDENBURG Biography

Queen of Denmark. Died Oct 1, 1304; dau. of Jutta of Saxony (d. 1267) and John I, margrave of Brandenburg; m. Erik V Klipping or Clipping (1249–1286), king of Denmark (r. 1259–1286), Nov 11, 1273; children: daughter Regitze also k...

Catherine Ita AHERN Biography

Irish politician. Name variations: Kit Ahern. Born Catherine Ita Liston, Jan 13, 1915, in Athea, Co. Limerick, Ireland; m. Dan Ahern, 1941. Began career as a secondary schoolteacher; unsuccessfully contested the general elections ...