Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Diana ADAMS Biography

American ballet dancer. Born in Staunton, Virginia, 1927; died in San Andreas, California, Jan 1993; studied with stepmother, Emily Hadley Adams; studied at Ballet Arts School, NY, with Agnes de Mille and Edward Caton. A leading b...

Fleur ADCOCK Biography

New Zealand poet. Name variations: Karen Fleur Adcock. Born Karen Fleur Adcock, Feb 10, 1934, in Papakura, near Auckland, New Zealand; dau. of Cyril John Adcock and Irene Robinson Adcock; attended Wellington Girls’ College; Victor...

ADELE OF NORMANDY Biography

Countess of Poitou. Born c. 917 in Normandy, France; died in France after Oct 14, 962; dau. of Rollo aka Robert (b. 870), duke of Normandy, and Gisela Martel (d. 919); m. William I (III) Towhead (c. 915–963), count of Poitou (r. 9...

AEMILIA Biography

Roman patrician. Fl. in 195 BCE; dau. of Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul in 219 and 216 BCE); sister of Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul in 182 and 168 BCE); m. Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (the Roman victor over Hannibal in ...

AGNES OF COURTENAY Biography

Queen of Jerusalem. Born 1136; died 1186; dau. of Joscelin II and Beatrice; sister of Joscelin III and Sibylla; 1st wife of Amalric I, king of Jerusalem (r. 1162–1174); m. Hugh of Ramleh also known as Hugh of Ibelin (died 1169); m...

Lizzie AHERN Biography

Australian socialist. Born Elizabeth Ahern in Ballarret, Victoria, Australia, 1877; died 1969; dau. of an Irish gold-miner and a radical; m. Arthur Wallace (radical, later a Member of Parliament), 1905; children: a son. Became a m...