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Luisa Maria Francisca of Guzman, Queen of Portugal

In another great incident of serendipity, while working on a post on an amazing woman in history, I found another amazing woman. In researching Catherine of Braganza, Queen of King Charles II, her mother was mentioned and it turns out … Continue reading

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Alice Paul – The Final Stretch for Women’s Suffrage

During the second half of the 19th century, the two primary women’s suffrage organizations led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (National Woman Suffrage Association), and Lucy Stone (American Woman Suffrage Association) were working on two different approaches: … Continue reading

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Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England

Amidst all the commotion created by King Charles II’s sex life and flamboyant mistresses, there actually was a Queen. She was Catherine of Braganza and she led a very interesting life in England as the King’s wife and later as … Continue reading

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Nell Gwyn, Mistress of King Charles II of England

Because Nell had her horoscope cast, we happen to know exactly when she entered the world. She was born on February 2, 1650 at 6:00 AM, probably in Oxford. She was the younger daughter of Helena Smith and Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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Gerty Radnitz Cori – Nobel Prize Winning Biochemist

In the late 19th century after universities began admitting women, there were still challenges to overcome. Most secondary schools for girls focused on social graces and being a good conversationalist but didn’t prepare them for entrance to the university. When … Continue reading

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