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Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson was a reclusive American poet.

Emily Dickinson

Unrecognized in her own time, Dickinson is known posthumously for her unusual use of form and syntax. Synopsis Born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson left school as a teenager to live a reclusive life on the family homestead. There, she filled notebooks with poetry and wrote hundreds of letters. Dickinson's remarkable work was published after her death—on May 15, 1886, in Amherst—and she is now considered one of the towering figures of American literature. Early Life and Education Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy (now Amherst College) and the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Writing and Influences Dickinson began writing as a teenager.

Among her peers, Dickinson's closest friend and adviser was a woman named Susan Gilbert. Later Life and Discovery Related Videos. Shirin Ebadi. Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian human rights lawyer.

Shirin Ebadi

She has represented clients who have fallen foul of the Iranian political system, and has been subject to intense scrutiny from her own government. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her courage in defending human rights and democracy. “Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear. ” (1999 interview ) Ebadi was born in Hamadan, Iran on the 21st June 1947. A year later in 1948, her family moved to Tehran. Despite opposing the rule of the pro-Western Shah and initially supporting the revolution of 1979, Ebadi was dismayed to find the new Islamic republic prohibited women from becoming judges and were marginalised from society.

Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I was an influential Queen of England reigning during a time of economic, political and religious upheaval.

Elizabeth I

She presided over an era of economic and political expansion, which lay the framework for Britain’s later dominance as a world power. It was Queen Elizabeth who also established the supremacy of Protestantism in England. Major achievements of Queen Elizabeth I United the country in a period of suspicion between Catholics and Protestants.Inspired troops to defeat the Spanish ArmadaPresided over a period of cultural and literary development in England. Life of Queen Elizabeth I. Millicent Fawcett. Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was a leading Suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women.

Millicent Fawcett

She led the biggest suffrage organisation, the non-violent (NUWSS) from 1890-1919 and played a key role in gaining women the vote. Reflecting her passion for education, she helped to found Newnham College, Cambridge. She also engaged in other political activities such as supporting worker rights, and overcoming laws which were based on a dual morality for men and women. Short Biography Millicent Fawcett Millicent Garrett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1846 to a prosperous middle class family. ‘I cannot say I became a suffragist’, she later wrote. (NUWSS typescript, n.d., Manchester Central Library, M50/2/10/20). Through becoming a loyal supporter of J.S. Millicent worked as Henry’s secretary, but also pursued her own writing career. Anne Frank.

Anne Frank was a teen writer who went into hiding during the Holocaust, journaling her experiences in the renowned work The Diary of Anne Frank.

Anne Frank

Synopsis Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam with her family during World War II. Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews, the family went into hiding for two years; during this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. She was 15 when the family was found and sent to the camps, where she died. Her work, The Diary of Anne Frank, has gone on to be read by millions.

Early Life Holocaust victim and famous diarist Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie Frank on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. The Franks were a typical upper middle-class German-Jewish family living in a quiet, religiously diverse neighborhood near the outskirts of Frankfurt. Due in large part to the harsh sanctions imposed on Germany by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, the German economy struggled terribly in the 1920s. Margaret Fuller. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was an American writer, a women’s rights activist, and was associated with the Transcendentalist movement.

Margaret Fuller

Fuller was an influential early feminist whose writings had a profound impact on later women suffrage campaigners, such as Susan B. Anthony. “She possessed more influence on the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time.” - Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in History of Woman Suffrage. Sarah Margaret Fuller was born May 23, 1810 in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. Margaret was educated at home and also at the Boston Lyceum for Young Ladies (1821-22). However, after the unexpected death of her father from Cholera in 1836, Fuller found herself in a position of having to look after her family.