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...Gournay, Marie de (also known as Marie Le Jars de Gournay) Picardy Marie de Gournay was born in Paris in 1565 and died there in 1645. She was the first-born child of Guillaume Le Jars, the king’s treasurer from 1563, and of Jeanne de...
...Scudéry, Madeleine de Madeleine de Scudéry was born in Le Havre Le Havre on 15 November 1607 into a family of the minor nobility. She and her elder brother, Georges, were taken in by their wealthy uncle who was passionate about Court life....
...Hortense Mancini was born in Rome on 6 June 1646, the daughter of Hieronyma and Lorenzo Mancini, and died in London on 2 July 1699. She was a ‘Mancinette’ or ‘Mazarinette’ – the endearing term used to designate the nieces of Mazarin...
...Sarah Kemble Knight is known for her journal, an account of a trip she took by horseback from Boston to New Haven and New York in 1704–5. She was born in Boston to Thomas Kemble of Charlestown and Elizabeth Trerice Kemble. In 1688, when she...
...Susanna Wright's life illustrates the potential for women to participate in the American Enlightenment. Friendly with Benjamin Franklin, James and Deborah Logan, Benjamin Rush, and other renowned American Enlightenment figures, Wright...
...Luise Adelgunde Viktorie Kulmus was born in Danzig (Gdansk) on 11 April 1713 and died in Leipzig on 26 June 1762. Her family provided her with a good education, including mathematics, literature, music, religion, English, French, geography,...
...Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, née Leporin, was the author of a feminist treatise advocating the admission of women to schools and universities and the first woman in Germany to become a doctor of medicine. She was born in Quedlinburg...
...Adelgunde Konkordie Salomon was born in 1726 in Danzig and died there in 1789 at the age of sixty-three. She translated works from French into German. Her younger brother Johann Jakob Salomon (1733–1800) was a member of the city council....
...Mercy Otis Warren was a playwright, poet, and historian whose writings translated key concepts of the European Enlightenment into American terms. She was one of the few women in eighteenth-century America to contribute to the public debate...
...Esther Edwards Burr Burr, Esther Edwards was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1732, the third of eleven children of famed theologian Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Pierpont. As a child, Esther observed her mother's ecstatic religious...