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Juana Galan
1787-1812
From: Spain
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: guerrilla fighter, resistance fighter

Fede Galizia
1578-1630
From: Italy
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: Renaissance painter

Indira Gandhi
1917-1984
From: India
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Prime Minister

Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod
1892-1969
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Archaeology
Key Words/Phrases: pioneering study of the Palaeolithic

Mary Gaunt
1861-1942
From: Australia, Italy, United Kingdom
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Literature and Poetry

St. Genevieve
422-500
From: France
Fields: Religion

Artemisia Gentileschi
1593-c.1652
From: Italy
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: Italian Early Baroque painter

Meryl Getline
1953-
From: United States: California, Colorado, Ohio
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry

Althea Gibson
1927-2003
From: United States: Florida, New York, South Carolina
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Miep Gies
1909-2010
From: Netherlands
Fields: Human Rights

Gabrielle Giffords
1970-
From: United States: Arizona
Fields: Business and Finance, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Congress, politician, businesswoman, survived an assassination attempt

Alessandra Giliani
c. 1307-1326
From: Italy
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: anatomist

Bertha Gilkey
1949-
From: United States: Arkansas, Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1933-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

Nikki Giovanni
1943-
From: United States: Tennessee, Virginia
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: poet, professor

Kate Gleason
1865-1933
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Engineering, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: mechanical engineer, bank president, philanthropist

Mary Katherine Goddard
1738-1816
From: United States: Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Other
Key Words/Phrases: publisher, the first American postmistress

Maria Goeppert-Mayer
1906-1972
From: Germany, United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Physics
Key Words/Phrases: Physicist, Nobel Laureate

Sabiha Gokcen
1913-2001
From: Turkey
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: aviator, aviatrix, combat pilot

Whoopi Goldberg
1955-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Emma Goldman
1869-1940
From: Canada, Lithuania, Russia, United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: anarchist, women's rights

Hetty Goldman
1881-1972
From: United States: New York
Fields: Archaeology
Key Words/Phrases: excavated in Greece and Turkey

Patricia Goldman-Rakic
1937-2003
From: United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: neurobiologist, memory

Sarah E. Goode
c. 1850-c. 1905
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Invention

Lavinia Goodell
1839-1880
From: United States: New York, Wisconsin
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer

Amy Goodman
1957-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: journalist, columnist, reporter, Democracy Now!

Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1951-
From: Australia
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: tennis

Hosokawa Gracia
1563-?
From: Japan
Fields: Religion

Lily Ann Granderson
1816-
From: United States: Kentucky, Mississippi
Fields: Education

Evelyn Boyd Granville
1924-
From: United States: California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Frances Wilson Grayson
1890-1927
From: United States: Arkansas, New York
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Exploration and Adventure
Key Words/Phrases: aviatrix, aviator

Jacqueline Hicks Grazette
From: United States: Maryland, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Government and Politics, Management and Labor Relations

Hetty Howland Green
1834-1916
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York, Vermont
Fields: Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: businesswoman, financier

Lil Green
1919-1954
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter

Yolanda Griffith
1970-
From: United States: Florida, Illinois
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Billie Jean Grinder
1984-2010
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, helicopter pilot, the Iraq War

Alice Guy-Blache
1973-1968
From: France, United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: possibly the first filmmaker, movie director

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
1648-1717
From: France
Fields: Religion



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