Dorothea Lange biography - a profile of Dorothea Lange, photographer of the 20th century, known for her iconic images of the Great Depression
A profile of Regina Anderson, playwright and librarian who was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
A biography of Barbara Bodichon, artist and women's rights activist.
Helen Blackburn was a women's suffrage worker in the British suffrage movement who donated her books for researchers into the movement's early years.
A biography of Mother Jones
A profile of labor leader Maud Swartz, friend of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Emily Balch, an economics and sociology professor at Wellesley College, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 after years of peace activism.
Elisabetta Sirani biography - a profile of Elisabetta Sirani, well-known Renaissance painter and art teacher.
Find out the basics about Lucy Stone, feminist and abolitionist who kept her own name after marriage. Also: links to a full biography and more information about Lucy Stone.
Maria Tallchief, a Native American ballet dancer, achieved a number of firsts as an American ballerina.
A biography of Marguerite of Navarre, Renaissance woman writer.
A profile of Mary White Ovington, a key founder of the NAACP.
Profile of Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A profile of Georgia Douglas Johnson, African American woman writer and Harlem Renaissance figure.
A profile of Mary McDowell, including details about her life and work.
Mary Kehew (Mary Morton Kimball Kehew) was a key figure in women's union organizing in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England through her two marriages and ruler of her own territories by right of birth, was one of the most powerful women of the world in the twelfth century. This profile highlights her key contributions.
Eleanor, Queen of Castile biography - a profile of a daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England.
Cleopatra VII was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Depicted in history as a seductress and manipulator, she allied herself with two powerful Romans, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, in an attempt to maintain the power of the Ptolemy dynasty over Egypt.
Profile of Jane Austen, one of the most important English-language writers of the 19th century. Her novels bring to life a culture and life style of her place and time.
Marozia was trained by her mother Theodora to be a major player in papal politics. Marozia was allegedly the mistress of one Pope, mother of another and grandmother of yet another.
Learn more about Marie Curie here, including some surprising facts. Marie Curie was the most famous woman scientist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She played a key role in the discovery of radioactivity and its properties, and won two Nobel prizes for her work.
Mary the Jewess was an alchemist, the first known alchemist in history, who invented processes and apparatuses that were used later. Her story became something of a legend in later Arabic and Christian writings.
Jane Goodall profile, including information on her work and life, and a list of books by and about Jane Goodall.
Rosalind Franklin was part of the discovery of the structure of DNA, though she died early and did not share in the Nobel Prize for that discovery.