A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman

By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a entire source that recognizes their notable contributions. A to Z of ladies in international background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these amazing ladies from around the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 energetic, targeted, and engrossing entries are grouped by way of every one woman's declare to repute. every one in-depth essay comprises resources for extra analyzing. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically by means of topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info may be simply discovered. Profiles comprise: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and artwork consumer; 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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After decades of scholarship, the Queen of England made Stark a Dame of the British Empire in 1972. Freya Stark died at her villa near Venice, Italy, on May 9, 1993. Further Reading “Freya Stark of Arabia,” Newsweek 42 (Nov. 2, 1953): 92–93. Moorhead, Caroline. Freya Stark. London: Viking Press, 1985. Stark, Freya. Dust in the Lion’s Paw. London: John Murray, 1961. ———. East is West. London: John Murray, 1945. M. on May 4, 1975, Tabei Junko lurched upright in her sleeping bag on a windswept peak near Mount Everest.

Lady Hester Stanhope spent her last years in seclusion and in poverty. In 1838 the British government had appropriated her pension to satisfy creditors. Stripped of her wealth, she died on June 23, 1839, in Dar Djoun, where she is buried. 22 Further Reading Childs, Virginia. Lady Hester Stanhope: Queen of the Desert. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990. Day, Roger. Decline to Glory: A Reassessment of the Life and Times of Lady Hester Stanhope. Salzburg, Austria: University of Salzburg, 1997. Stanhope, Lady Hester.

The USGA, however, sided against her, declaring that because of her appearances as a professional in baseball and basketball, she would be barred from competing in all amateur golf tournaments. In 1944, her amateur status was reinstated. In 1947, she became the first American woman to win the prestigious British Women’s Amateur Championship. The following year, she and Patty Berg formed the Ladies Pro Golf Association. Babe won the Women’s Open Golf Championship in 1948 and 1950. Babe Didrikson had married pro wrestler George Zaharias in 1938.

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