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Alexander, Alexander [Alick] (1849–1928), promoter of physical education, was born in Liverpool on 14 May 1849, the second son of W. C. Alexander, a chief carpenter in the Royal Navy who had settled in Liverpool at the end of his period of service. Following an education at ...

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Österberg, Martina Sofia Helena Bergman (1849–1915), feminist and promoter of women's physical education, was born on 7 October 1849 in Hammarlunda, a village near Malmö in the south of Sweden, one of the six children of Karl Bergman, a prosperous farmer, and his wife, ...

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Stansfeld, Margaret (1860–1951), college head and promoter of physical education for girls, was born on 10 March 1860 in Church Street, Edmonton, Middlesex, to Mary, daughter of James Fallon, and her husband, James Stansfeld, a master baker. Little is known of Stansfeld's early life other than that her father died young leaving a large family with limited means, and that ...

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Wilkie [formerly Wilke], Dorette (1867–1930), promoter of women's physical education, was born at Stendal, Magdeburg, Prussia, on 14 June 1867, the daughter of Friedrich Wilke, a cork merchant who was a Polish refugee in Germany, and his wife, Dorothea. She came to ...