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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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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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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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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...