Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Hazel ABEL Biography

American politician. Born Hazel Pearl Hemple in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, July 10, 1888; died in Lincoln, Nebraska, July 30, 1966; graduated from the University of Nebraska, 1908; married George Abel, 1916. Republican from Nebraska, ...

Val ACKERMAN Biography

American basketball player, lawyer, and business executive. Born Valerie Ackerman, Nov 7, 1959, in Lakewood, New Jersey; graduate of University of Virginia, 1981; graduate of University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, ...

Edie ADAMS Biography

American comedic stage, tv, and screen actress and singer. Name variations: Edie Kovacs. Born Elizabeth Edith Enke, April 16, 1927, in Kingston, Pennsylvania; m. Ernie Kovacs (comedian), 1955 (died 1962). Appeared on Broadway in W...

Jane ADDAMS Biography

American settlement-house founder. Born Sep 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois; died in Chicago, May 21, 1935; dau. of John (Illinois entrepreneur and legislator) and Sarah (Weber) Addams; graduate of Rockford Female Seminary, 1881 ...

ADELHEID Biography

Queen of Portugal. Name variations: Adelheid Rosenberg. Born Adelheid Rosenberg on April 3, 1831, in Kleinheubach; died Dec 16, 1909, at St. Cecilia’s Convent, Ryde, Isle of Wight; dau. of Prince Constantine Rosenberg and Marie Ag...

AFRA Biography

German saint. Possibly dau. of St. Hilaria who was martyred at the tomb of Afra in the 4th century. The local saint of Augsburg, suffered martyrdom under Diocletian; said to have originally been a prostitute. Feast day is Aug 5. S...

AGNES OF HABSBURG Biography

Electress of Saxony. Name variations: Gertrud. Born c. 1257; died Oct 11, 1322, in Wittenberg; dau. of Anna of Hohenberg (c. 1230–1281) and Rudolph or Rudolf I of Habsburg (1218–1291), king of Germany (r. 1273), Holy Roman emperor...

Nuala AHERN Biography

Irish politician. Born Nuala McDowell, Feb 5, 1949, in Belfast, Northern Ireland; dau. of Vincent McDowell (founder member and vice-chair of civil rights movement in Northern Ireland). Began career as a counseling psychologist; ca...