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Time 100: 1999

Which women were honored?


In 1998-99, Time Magazine has been featuring one hundred pioneers of the 20th century, twenty in each of five categories.

Here's a list of the named pioneers who happen to be of the female sex -- notable women, listed here by category, with links to the Time articles. (Look for the Search option near the bottom of this page to find more links on some of these women pioneers in human history.)

And no, these don't add up to 100 -- the rest named by Time Magazine were men.

Leaders and Revolutionaries

Artists and Entertainers

Builders and Titans

Scientists and Thinkers

Heroes and Inspirations

    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Militant suffragist, her tactics inspired both the British and American woman suffrage activists.

    Helen Keller
    Her triumphant mastery of human communication, despite blindness and deafness.

    Anne Frank
    Her diary, chronicling life in hiding among Jews fleeing Nazi oppression, is a classic on the possibilities of human goodness even in the face of overwhelming evil.

    Rosa Parks
    Her refusal to move further back on the bus, to accommodate white riders, helped ignite not only the Montgomery bus boycott, but the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

    Marilyn Monroe
    Already the subject of over 300 biographies, the story of Norma Jeane Baker continues to fascinate.

    The Kennedys
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, more.

    Mother Teresa
    Roman Catholic nun, of Albanian heritage, Mother Teresa worked primarily among the poor in Calcutta, India.

    Diana, Princess of Wales
    Troubled young woman, divorced from Prince Charles of England, and dead too early in a car crash in a Paris tunnel, but her work for various causes and charities and her own personal strength in adversity have made her an idol for many.

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