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Jane Austen(16/12/1775 – 18/07/1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
Anne Frank(12/06/1929 – early March 1945) was born a German national and lost her citizenship in 1941 when Nazi Germany passed the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws. Her famous diary documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Rosa Parks(4/02/1913 – 24/10/2005) was an African-American civil rights activist. On 1/12/1955, in Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver J.F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the coloured section to a white passenger, as the white section was filled.
Elizabeth Blackwell(3/02/1821 – 31/05/1910) was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register.
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Marie Curie(7/11/1867 – 4/07/1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to date to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.
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Florence Nightingale(12/05/1820 – 13/08/1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night.
Moulala Yousafzai(12/07/1997 – ) Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.
Diana Spencer(1/07/1961 – 31/08/1997) Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children and for raising awareness and ways to help people affected with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness.
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