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Women who changed the world

Women who changed the world
A list of famous influential women, including women’s rights activists, poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists. Sappho (circa 570 BCE) One of the first known female writers. Much of her poetry has been lost but her immense reputation has remained. Plato referred to Sappho as one of the great 10 poets. Cleopatra (69 BCE–30 BCE) The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Cleopatra sought to defend Egypt from the expanding Roman Empire. Mary Magdalene (4 BCE–40BCE) Accounts from the Gospels and other sources suggest Mary Magdalene was one of Jesus’ most devoted followers. Boudicca (1st Century CE) Boudicca was an inspirational leader of the Britons. Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) Mystic, author and composer. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204) The first Queen of France. Joan of Arc (1412–1431) The patron saint of France, Joan of Arc inspired a French revolt against the occupation of the English. Mirabai (1498–1565) Indian mystic and poet. Susan B. Queen Elizabeth II Related pages:

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Act to Give SA Women the vote Significance The documents shown are the Bill passed by the South Australian Parliament in 1894 to grant women the right to vote and stand for election in the Colony's Parliament, and a letter from the Attorney-General dated 21 December 1894 advising Governor Kintore that Royal Assent would be required to enact the Bill. The Bill was enacted when Queen Victoria signed her Assent on 2 February 1895. Famous Women Information, Timeline, List, Resources and Articles About Famous Women In History Page Links:Introduction to women’s history List of famous women from history Featured article: Heroines of Women’s History Women’s history resources Women’s history suggested reading Articles featuring famous women in history Introduction To Women’s History: Beyond Famous Names Women’s History is more than the sum of its outstanding players: Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, et al.

Taylor Swift becomes youngest ever entry on Forbes most powerful women list - People - News - The Independent The 25-year-old US singer made number 65 on the Forbes annual list of the most powerful women in the world, a list dominated by politicians, activists and businesswomen – and topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Forbes, which has put together the list since 2004, defended the choice explaining Swift has “not only broken record sales and captivated the world with her fantastically honest lyrics, but she has proven herself as an impressive businesswoman.” Swift, a seven-time Grammy winner, has sold more than 40 million albums and 100 million single downloads worldwide – making her one of the best-selling artist of all time and now the youngest entry on the list by six years.

An Impressive List of Female Authors from Antiquity I received a link to the following in an email from my undergraduate poetry teacher the amazing poet and translator Olga Broumas. The post is on tumblr on a page by DiasporaChic, bit the original author who has already won my admiration is Terpsikeraunos. As usual, just when I thought I knew something, someone comes along to disabuse me of my pretensions! Explosive Dance Portraits Reveal the Powerful Movements of Elegant Dancers Studio dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev creates stunning portraits of professional dancers that are brought to life with the use of airborne flour. Yakovlev doesn't only utilize this powdery element to make his images pop, he has also created a portfolio that allows black and white to meet color, ballet to meet break dance, and stationary poses to meet energetic, mid-air freeze frames. In embracing these differing components of his work, the photographer is also embracing the various forms of dance itself.

Isle of Lesbos: Poetry of Sappho One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho was born some time between 630 and 612 BC. She was an aristocrat who married a prosperous merchant, and she had a daughter named Cleis. Her wealth afforded her with the opportunity to live her life as she chose, and she chose to spend it studying the arts on the isle of Lesbos. 100 Important Women in History - World's Most Prominent Females Making Their Mark Welcome to the website of the 100 Most Important Women of All Time - a page of 100 women who history would not be the same without. I, Shelby Ellery, created this site as a gold award project, the highest award that can be awarded in Girl Scouting that has to take at least 50 hours to complete. I chose this project because I believe that women aren't recognized enough. I can name so many men that I have been taught by my teachers, but I really can't name all that many women. This site is a resource for all those people out there who are just like me, no matter what age, curious about how women also affected who people are today and who the world wouldn't be the same without. Take a moment to choose someone you have never heard of and look through this window into their soul, who they really were or are.

Taylor Swift & Beyonce Make Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List To quote Taylor on Tumbr: No big deal, totally casual, but Taylor Swift was just named to Forbes' list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Coming in at No. 64, 25-year-old Swift is the youngest person on this year's list. "The singer-songwriter completed her transition from country starlet to pop superstar with the launch of album 1989 last fall, the top-selling release of the year with over 3.5 million copies sold," Forbes explains about her power, in part. If Taylor Swift Calls This Teacher, Finals Are Canceled Beyonce was this year's highest-ranking entertainer, at No. 18. Take it away, Forbes: "Beyoncé also took the top spot on last year's Celeb 100 list after earning big from her Mrs.

‘Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully’: John Waters’ commencement speech at RISD ‘Go out in the world and fuck it up beautifully’: John Waters’ commencement speech at RISD I should say right off that I am really qualified to be your commencement speaker. I was suspended from high school, then kicked out of college in the first marijuana scandal ever on a university campus. I’ve been arrested several times. I’ve been known to dress in ludicrous fashions.

First Ladies Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam 1937 artist unknown gelatin silver photographs Purchased 2012 Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney MBE AM (1897–1994), aviatrix, was born in South Africa, grew up in Melbourne and attended a German finishing school before marrying Harry Barrington Bonney, a Queensland leather-goods manufacturer, in 1917. Her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler – who in 1928 made the first solo flight from Australia to England – took her for her first flight, after which she declared that flying was the ‘answer to my dreams: I adored birds, and there I was literally feeling like one. There and then I decided to become a pilot’. She had her first flying lessons from Hinkler, in secret, while her husband was at golf.

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