Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Frances ABINGTON Biography

English actress. Name variations: Frances or Fanny Barton. Born Frances Barton, 1737, in London, England; died Mar 4, 1815, in London; dau. of private soldier in King’s Guards; m. her music-master, one of royal trumpeters (soon se...

Eliza ACTON Biography

English writer. Name variations: Elizabeth Acton. Born in Battle, England, April 17, 1799; died in Hampstead, Feb 13, 1859. Wrote poetry during early years, but is best remembered as one of the 1st women to prepare a cookbook; her...

Irene ADAMS Biography

Scottish politician and member of Parliament. Born Dec 27, 1947; m. Allen Adams, 1968 (MP, 1979–90, died 1990). Representing Labour, elected to House of Commons for Paisley North (1991, 1997, 2001); named chair of Scottish Affairs...

ADELA OF MEISSEN Biography

German royal. Born in Meissen, Germany; fl. 1100s; dau. of Otto II, margrave of Meissen; was 1st wife of Ottokar I (d. 1230), king of Bohemia (r. 1198–1230); children: Dagmar of Bohemia (d. 1212). Ottokar’s 2nd wife was Constance ...

Alexandra ADLER Biography

American neurologist and psychiatrist. Born Sept 24, 1901, in Vienna, Austria; died Jan 4, 2001, in New York, NY; dau. of Alfred Adler (pioneer psychoanalyst) and Raissa Timofeyevna Epstein Adler (radical socialist); sister of Val...

Elizabeth Cary AGASSIZ Biography

American naturalist, college founder, and educator. Name variations: Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz. Born Elizabeth Cabot Cary in Boston, Massachusetts, Dec 5, 1822; died in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts, June 27, 1907; dau. of Thomas...

AGNES OF POLAND Biography

Princess of Kiev. Born 1137; died after 1181; dau. of Salomea (d. 1144) and Boleslaw III Krzywousty also known as Boleslaus III the Wrymouthed (1085–1138), king of Poland (r. 1102–1138); m. Mstislav II, prince of Kiev, 1151.

Fathiyya AHMAD Biography

Egyptian singer. Born c. 1898; died 1975; daughter of a Qur’an reciter; married a wealthy landowner; children: 2. Popular singer and manager of the Sala Badi’a, began theatrical career (c. 1910); was also a widely recorded vocalis...