By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's experiences at each point of schooling, there's an expanding desire for a complete source that recognizes their notable contributions. A to Z of girls in international heritage is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these remarkable girls from all over the world who've made their mark in each department of feat. greater than 260 vigorous, special, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to reputation. each one in-depth essay comprises resources for additional examining. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically by way of topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details may be simply came upon. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings shopper; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.

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The Baghdad Times began publishing her observations of life in areas of the Middle East where few Westerners had gone before, such as the wilderness of western Iran. As her reputation as a travel writer grew, her pocket no longer provided the funds for her jaunts; instead, English foundations, such as the Royal Geographic Society, picked up the bills. The Royal Geographic Society awarded her with the Burton Medal—the first woman to receive it—in 1933. In the late 1930s, Stark, alarmed at the rise of fascism in Italy, decided to relocate to England, and she offered her services to the British government.

Little is known about precisely how Gertrudis Bocanegra joined the rebels. She was born in Patzcuaro, 160 miles west of Mexico City, to creole parents. As her parents were probably merchants or landowners, Bocanegra likely enjoyed a degree of wealth and status in Patzcuaro. Furthermore, she married an ensign in the royal army, Lazo de la Vega. Given her prominence in the community, Bocanegra’s later agreement to fight for the cause of independence probably did not result from her own oppression as an individual.

She calmly and expertly rammed one of her own disarmed ships blocking her exit and escaped (but not before she rescued Xerxes’ admiral brother). Believing her to be an ally, the trireme dropped its pursuit. ” Since it had become clear that Greece could not now be conquered in a single campaign, Xerxes returned to Asia with half of his army; the remaining troops wintered in Greece only to be defeated decisively by a Greek army the following year. The Persian threat to Greece had been stopped. As the only one of Xerxes’ naval officers to survive the defeat of the Persian armada, Artemisia won Xerxes’ praise as his best general, along with a complete suit of armor.

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