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Elizabeth Acton
1799-1859
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: cook, published an early cookbook for nonprofessionals

Abigail Adams
1744-1818
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady

Aishah bint Abu Bakr
614-678
From: Saudi Arabia
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: wife of the Prophet Muhammad

Natalie Clifford Barney
1876-1972
From: France, United States: Ohio, Washington DC
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Playwright, poet and novelist

Danuta Bois
1952-
From: Poland, United States: Florida, New York, Tennessee
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: web site owner

Anne Bonny
1894-1978
From: Bahamas, Ireland
Fields: Other

Barbara Bush
1925-
From: United States: New York, Texas
Fields: Philanthropy, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, literacy program

Sonora Webster Carver
1904-2003
From: United States: Georgia, New Jersey
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: horse diver

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

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

Dorothy DeBolt
From: United States: California
Fields: Other

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

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

Betty Ford
1918-2011
From: United States: California, Illinois, Michigan
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, activist

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

Hildegard of Bingen
1098-1179
From: Germany
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Other
Key Words/Phrases: mystic, nun, abbess, counselor, scientist, composer, polymath

Lenore Jackson
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Other

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley
1818-1907
From: United States: Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
1929-1994
From: United States: New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, editor

Mumtaz Mahal
1593-1631
From: India
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: Empress of India, entombed in the Taj Mahal

Mary Musgrove (Cousaponokeesa)
1700-1765
From: United States: Georgia, South Carolina
Fields: Business and Finance, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Creek Indian interpreter, cultural mediator

Nefertari
c. 1290 BCE-1254 BCE
From: Egypt
Fields: Government and Politics, Other
Key Words/Phrases: royal wife of Ramesses the Great

Nefertiti
ca. 1370 BC-ca. 1330 BC
From: Egypt
Fields: Government and Politics, Other
Key Words/Phrases: royal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten

Queen Noor
1951-
From: Jordan, United States: Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Queen of Jordan, activist

Michelle Obama
1964-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Law, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, lawyer

Eva (Evita) Peron
1919-1952
From: Argentina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady of Argentina, activist

Pocahontas
c. 1595-1617
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: Native American princess

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, author, writer, speaker, activist

Betsy Ross
1752-1836
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: seamstress, flagmaker

Mary Rowlandson
c.1637-1710
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: captive, diarist

Sacagawea
ca.1787-1812
From: United States: Idaho, North Dakota
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Other
Key Words/Phrases: interpreter for Lewis and Clark

Caterina Sforza
1463-1509
From: Italy
Fields: Government and Politics, Other

Kate Shelley
1865?-1912
From: Ireland, United States: Iowa
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: heroine

Princess Diana Spencer
1961-1997
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Other
Key Words/Phrases: activist, humanitarian

Alva Vanderbilt-Belmont
1853-1933
From: France, United States: Alabama, New York
Fields: Human Rights, Other

Ganna Walska
1887-1984
From: Poland, Russia, United States: California
Fields: Music, Other

Martha Washington
1731-1802
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Other

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
1872-1961
From: United States: Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Government and Politics, Other



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