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Marguerite d'Youville
1701-1771
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: a saint, founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal

Gunn-Rita Dahle
1973-
From: Norway
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: mountain biker

Jaleh Daie
1948-
From: United States
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Sylvie Daigle
1962-
From: Canada
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: speed skating

Ann Armstrong Dailey
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Marie Maynard Daly
1921-2003
From: United States: New York
Fields: Chemistry, Education

Mary Daly
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Religion

Dorothy Dandridge
1922-1965
From: United States: California, Ohio
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: movie star and singer

Tsitsi Dangarembga
1959-
From: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Pat Danner
1934-
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Government and Politics

Jamie Dantzscher
1982-
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Grace Darling
1815-1842
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Other

Maude Darling-Parlin
1885-1979
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design

Lindsay Davenport
1976-
From: United States
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Florence Nightingale David
1909-1993
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics

Carol B. Davies
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Emily Davies
1830-1921
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Angela Davis
1944-
From: United States: Alabama, California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education

Bette Davis
1908-1989
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Christine B. Davis
From: United States
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Geena Davis
1956-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Jan Davis
1953-
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Katharine Bement Davis
1860-1935
From: United States: New York
Fields: Sociology/Social Work, Other

Emily Davison
1872-1913
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Michelle Davison
1979-
From: United States
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: diving, diver

Dominique Dawes
1976-
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Joan Oby Dawson
From: United States
Fields: Education

Mary Dawson
From: United States
Fields: Paleontology

Mary Cardwell Dawson
1894-1962
From: United States: North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music

Dorothy Day
1897-1980
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Philosophy, Religion

Felicia Day
1979-
From: United States: Alabama, California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, gamer

Simone de Beauvoir
1908-1986
From: France
Fields: Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Philosophy

Olympe de Gouge
1748-1793
From: France
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Elaine Fried De Kooning
1920-1988
From: United States
Fields: Art

Catherine de Medici
1519-1589
From: France, Italy
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: queen of France

Cote de Pablo
1979-
From: Chile, United States: Florida
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Christine de Pisan
c.1364-c.1430
From: France, Italy
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, poet

Properzia de Rossi
c.1490-1530
From: Italy
Fields: Art

Dorothy DeBolt
From: United States: California
Fields: Other

Mary Sylvester Deconge-Watson
1933-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Ellen DeGeneres
1958-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Stage and Screen

Jane Delano
1862-1919
From: United States: Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare

Rosa DeLauro
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Government and Politics

Ella Cara Deloria
1888-1971
From: United States: South Dakota
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Frances Densmore
1867-1957
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Anthropology, Education, Music

Emily DeRiel
1974-
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: pentathlon, pentathlete

Anita Desai
1937-
From: India, United States
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Charlotte Despard
1844-1939
From: Ireland, United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Catherine Destivelle
1960-
From: Algeria, France
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: mountain climber

Joyce Dever
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Gail Devers
1966-
From: United States: California, Washington
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Sarada Devi
1853-1920
From: India
Fields: Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Hinduism, Ramakrishna Movement

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Art, Government and Politics

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
1830-1886
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Jayme Dickman
1977-
From: United States: Indiana
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: shooting

Marlene Dietrich
1901-1992
From: France, Germany, United States
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, movie star

Ani DiFranco
1970-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Jane Digby
1807-1891
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: Travel, Romance

Phyllis Diller
1917-2012
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Stage and Screen

Vanessa DiMauro
From: United States
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Jean Dinning
1925-2011
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: songwriter, Teen Angel, Dinning Sisters, American Graffiti,

Celine Dion
1968-
From: Canada
Fields: Music

Diotima of Mantinea
5th Century B.C.-5th Century B.C.
From: Greece
Fields: Philosophy

Dorothea Dix
1802-1887
From: United States: Illinois, Maine, New Jersey
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine

Sonora Smart Dodd
1882-1978
From: United States: Arkansas, Washington
Fields: Other

Catherine de Hueck Doherty
1896-1985
From: Canada, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Religion

Wendy Whiting Dolci
From: United States: California, Maine
Fields: Astronomy, Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics

Elizabeth Hanford Dole
1936-
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Countess Marion Donhoff
1909-2002
From: Germany
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Ann Donnelly
1959-
From: United States: Michigan, New York
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Agnes Doody
1930?-
From: United States: Connecticut, Rhode Island
Fields: Education
Key Words/Phrases: professor, activist

Nancy Dorighi
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Rheta Dorr
1872-1948
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
1890-1998
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Journalism and Broadcasting

Rita Dove
1952-
From: United States: Arizona, Ohio, Virginia
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, professor

Maureen Dowd
1952-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Lisa Doyle
From: United States
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus
1930-
From: United States
Fields: Engineering, Physics

Marie Dressler
1869-1934
From: Canada, United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Nancy Drolet
1973-
From: Canada
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: hockey

Menan du Plessis
1952-
From: South Africa
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Cora DuBois
1903-1991
From: United States: California, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Anthropology

Regina Dugan
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Engineering, Invention, Management and Labor Relations, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: First female director of DARPA, inventor

Bonnie J. Dunbar
1949-
From: United States: Washington
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Computer Science and Information Technology

Isadora Duncan
1878-1927
From: France, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: creator of modern dance

Katherine Dunham
1909-2006
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Stage and Screen

Alison Dunlap
1969-
From: United States: Utah
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: cycling

Gladys Ward Dunn
1907-1980
From: United States: New Hampshire, New York
Fields: Health and Medicine

Jennifer Dunn
1941-2007
From: United States: Washington
Fields: Government and Politics

Alice Dunnigan
1906-1983
From: United States: Kentucky, Washington DC
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Cassandra Pickett Durham
1824-1885
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Health and Medicine

Malgorzata Margo Dydek
1974-
From: Poland, United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Mary Dyer
?-1660
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Fields: Religion

Janet Dykman
1954-
From: United States: California
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: archery

Esther Dyson
1952-
From: United States
Fields: Business and Finance



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