Simone Veil née le 13 juillet 1927 à Nice est une femme politique française qui a été rescapée de la Shoah à Auschwitz. Elle en fut la seule survivante de sa famille avec sa sœur à leur libération le 27janvier 1945. Plus connue pour la loi Veil dépénalisant en France l’avortement qu’elle fit adopter par le Parlement français comme ministre de la santé en 1975.....
Simone Veil, femme politique française. En 1975, ministre de la santé, elle fait adopter par le parlement français la loi Veil légalisant l'avortement en France. Elle est la première femme à présider le Parlement européen de 1979 à 1982. Membre de l'Académie française depuis octobre 2008.
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Wow! Look at this! In 1881, Laura Ingalls had her portrait taken with sisters Carrie and Mary -- perhaps just before Mary went away to the School for the Blind. It was the first photograph they sat for. Ma and Pa saw it as a treasure and a remembrance, the three girls together.
Sacajawea. She was stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited w/the shoshone indians. she was an interpreter & guide for lewis & clark (1805-1806) w/her husband toussaint charbonneau. she navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. she traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas to the pacific ocean. the explorers said she was cheerful, never complained & proved to be invaluable. she served as an advisor, caretaker & is legendary for her perseverance & resourcefulness.
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her...
19th century journalist Elizabeth Cochran used the name Nellie Bly when she authored the book Ten Days In The Madhouse. It is the first work of undercover journalism. She feigned insanity so that she could investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. The conditions in the asylum were dreadful. Rats in the rooms, appalling food,
Marie-Guillemine Benoist, born Marie-Guillemine de Laville-Leroux (December 18, 1768 – October 8, 1826), 1790, French neoclassical, historical and genre painter. Her paintings tended increasingly toward history painting by 1795. In 1800, she exhibited Portrait d'une négresse in the Salon, and this image became a symbol for women's emancipation and black people's rights. She was awarded a Gold Medal in the Salon of 1804, and received a governmental allowance
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Architect, Julia Morgan, designed over 700 buildings in California. She is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon. She was one of the first women to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in civil engineering. Paris, 1896: she was initially refused admission to Ecole Nationale et Speciale des Beaux-Arts to study architecture because a woman had never before been admitted; she persevered and graduated. She opened her own firm in 1904 in San…
Nellie Bly, pioneer female journalist. She wrote about life in Mexico, feigned madness to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island, and travelled around the world in less than 80 days.
Portrait of Mary, Lady Heveningham. c. 1532-43, Hans Holbein the Younger. Mary was a maid-of-honour and poet. She was the daughter of Sir John Shelton and Anne Shelton (1475–1555), herself a daughter of William Boleyn and Margaret Butler. Her mother’s brother was Thomas Boleyn, father of the queen Anne Boleyn; therefore, she and Anne were first cousins. Mary Shelton was a teenage maid-of-honour to her first cousin Anne Boleyn.