By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's stories at each point of schooling, there's an expanding desire for a accomplished source that recognizes their notable contributions. A to Z of girls in international heritage is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these awesome girls from world wide who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 full of life, specified, and engrossing entries are grouped through every one woman's declare to reputation. each one in-depth essay comprises resources for additional examining. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details may be simply discovered. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and artwork customer; 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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Halicarnassus queen and warrior “Of the other lower officers I shall make no mention,” wrote the Greek historian Herodotus (c. ) “. . ” The warrior Queen Artemisia joined her ally, the Persian king Xerxes (r. E. She was one of Xerxes’ leading military advisers and is thought to be the first woman sea captain. Before the battle of Salamis, Artemisia I wisely advised Xerxes not to engage the Greek naval power, since the loss of his fleet would result in the sacrifice of his ground army as well.
She won two golds, in hurdles and javelin, setting world records in both. The Associated Press named her its Woman Athlete of the Year that year. After the games ended, Babe became interested in golf, winning her first tournament in Texas in 1934. Her rivals on the green, however, began to question her status as an amateur athlete. One of the other players complained to the United States Golf Association (USGA) that Babe was a professional athlete and did not belong in an amateur tournament. Babe countered that she was a professional only in those sports governed by the AAU, such as basketball and track and field.
Her parents were art students in Paris when Freya was born on January 31, 1893. In 1903, the Starks settled in Dronero in the Italian Piedmont, where Flora Stark became a partner in a carpet manufacturing business. The business soon intruded upon the marriage, and the couple separated. Before Robert Stark left Italy to settle permanently in British Columbia, he bequeathed large sums of money upon his two daughters. Freya spent her inheritance on her college ADVENTURERS AND ATHLETES education, attending Bedford College in London, but she did not finish a degree there.
A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman