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Brown, Myra Eleanor Sadd [née Myra Eleanor Sadd] (1872–1938), women's rights activist and internationalist, was born on 3 October 1872 in Maldon, Essex, the tenth of eleven children of John Granger Sadd and Mary Ann Price. The family ran a firm of timber merchants and processors in ...

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Chaudhurani, Sarala Devi (1872–1945), political activist and campaigner for women's rights in India, was born on 9 September 1872 at Jorasanko, Calcutta, the younger daughter and youngest of the three children of Janakinath Ghosal (1840–1913), son of a local zamindar of Krishnanagar, and a supporter of the ...

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Louise Hume Creighton (1850–1936) by Glyn Philpot, 1918 © Estate of Glyn Philpot

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Creighton [née von Glehn], Louise Hume (1850–1936), social activist and writer of popular history and biography, was born on 7 July 1850 at Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, on the outskirts of London, tenth child of Robert William von Glehn (1801–1885) and Agnes Duncan (...

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Fry [née Pease], Sophia, Lady Fry (1837–1897), philanthropist and political activist, was born on 11 June 1837 at East Mount, Darlington, co. Durham, the first of the two daughters of John Pease (1797–1868), woollen manufacturer and director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway...

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Amy Ashwood Garvey (1895/18971897–1969) by unknown photographer © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garvey, Amy Ashwood (1895/1897–1969), pan-African organizer and feminist, is variously recorded as having been born on 18 January 1895 and on 10 January 1897, in Port Antonio, Jamaica. She was the only daughter among three children of Michael Delbert Ashwood, businessman, and his wife, ...

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Lynn, Kathleen (1874–1955), physician and political activist, was born on 28 January 1874 at Mullafarry, near Killala, co. Mayo, Ireland, the second of four children of Robert Lynn (d. 1923), an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Katharine Wynne (d. 1915). By 1886 the family had moved to ...

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Philipps [née Gerstenberg], Leonora [known as Mrs Wynford Philipps], Lady St Davids (1862–1915), political activist and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 4 November 1862 at 40 North Terrace, Camberwell, the younger daughter of Isidor Gerstenberg (1821–1876) of Stockleigh House, Regent's Park...

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Sheepshanks, Mary Ryott (1872–1960), educationist, feminist, and internationalist, was born on 25 October 1872 at Bilton vicarage, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, the second of the thirteen surviving children of John Sheepshanks (1834–1912), later bishop of Norwich, and his wife, Margaret Ryott (1852–1943), a descendant of ...

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Willard, Frances Elizabeth (1839–1898), social activist and suffragist, was born on 28 September 1839 in Churchville, New York, the fourth of five children (only three of whom survived infancy) of Mary Thompson Hill (1805–1892), a teacher, and Josiah Flint Willard (1805–1868), a gentleman farmer and businessman. ...

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Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838–1927) by unknown photographer, 1890s Rex Features

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Woodhull, Victoria Claflin [other married name Victoria Woodhull Martin] (1838–1927), women's rights campaigner and first female presidential candidate in the United States of America, was born Victoria California Allen Claflin on 23 September 1838 in the town of Homer, Licking county, Ohio...