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Biographies of Notable Medieval and Renaissance Women

An index to biographies on this site of notable women who lived about 500 through about 1600 -- including the Middle Ages, the European Renaissance and the Tudor period in British history.

An ever-expanding list of biographies of notable women, both those who are famous and those who should be more well known.

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A
Adelaide
Aelfgifu
Aelfled
Aelfthryth (877 - 929)
Aelfthryth (945 - 1000)
Aethelflaed
Amalasuntha
Amina, Queen of Zazzua
Andal
Margaret of Anjou
Anna
Anna Comnena
Anne Neville
Anne of Cleves

B
Berengaria
Berenguela of Castile
Brunhilde

C
Catherine of Siena
Catherine of Valois
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Clare of Assisi
Anna Comnena

D
Isabella d'Este
Margaret Douglas

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

E
Eadgyth of England
Edith of England
Edith of Polesworth
Edith of Wilton
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
Elfreda
Elfrida
Elfthryth
Elgiva
Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth Woodville
Elizabeth of York
Emma, Queen of Franks
Isabella d'Este
Ethelfleda

F
Fredegund

G
Beatriz Galindo
Lady Godiva
Lady Jane Grey

H
Hrotsvitha

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I
Isabella I of Castile and Aragon (Isabella of Spain)
Isabella of France
Isabella d'Este

J
Joan of England
Judith of France - Judith of Flanders
Julian of Norwich

K
Katherine of Valois
Margery Kempe

L
La Latina: Beatriz Galindo
Lady Li
Louise of Savoy
Ludmilla

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

M
Margaret of Anjou
Margaret of Scotland (Saint Margaret)
Margaret Tudor
Margery Kempe
Marguerite of Navarre (Marguerite of Angoulême)
Marozia
Mary I of England
Saint Matilda of Saxony
Empress Matilda, Lady of the English
Empress Maud
Mirabai

N
Anne Neville
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
Julian of Norwich
Anna Nzinga

O
Olga of Russia

P
Catherine Parr

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Q

R

S
Louise of Savoy
Sigrid the Haughty
Empress Suiko

T
Saint Teresa of Avila
Theodora - 6th century
Theodora - 10th century
Theophano - 943?-after 969
Theophano - 956-991
Trota or Trotula
Margaret Tudor

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U

V
Catherine of Valois

W
Elizabeth Woodville

X

Y

Z

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