By Maggy Hendry (eds.)
The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography includes info of the lives of over 2100 girls from all sessions, cultures and walks of lifestyles - from queens to television cooks, engineers to face up comics, pilots to poisoners. With subsections for additional interpreting, finished topic index and a bibliographical survey, this dictionary of women's biography is a useful reference source.
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Anthany: Susan B. J: Her Personal History and Her Era (1954) H. Husted: TIw lifi and WcJrk '!! Susan B. Anthony (1969) [3 vals] Apgar, Virginia (1909-74). American physician and anaesthetist best known for developing the Apgar Newborn Scoring System which increased child survival rates worldwide. Virginia Apgar was born in Westfieid, New Jersey. Her father had a basement laboratory in the house, in wh ich he built a telescope and experimented with electricity and radio waves. She set her heart on a career in medicine at a young age and after high school she entered Mount Holyoke College emerging with a bachelor's degree in 1929.
She remained an active and influential writer until her death. Aliberty, Soteria Alexander, Cecil Frances (1818-g5). British hymn writer. The daughter of a major in the Royal Marines, Cecil Frances Humphreys began writing poetry at the age of nine. As young women she and her friend Lady Harriet Howard were strongly influenced by the highchurch Oxford Movement and wrote aseries of much-admired tracts, Harriet providing prose and Cecil Frances adding poems: these were published from 1842 onwards and were collected in 1848.
Francesco was leader of the commedia dell'arte troupe II Gelosi, and Isabella acted with them, first appearing on stage in Florence in 1578. Praised by leading contemporary critics for her beauty, wit and talent, she created a 'type' (which was to feature I 19 I m all the 'Isabella dramas' of the later commedia repertoire) in plays such as La Pa;:;zia di Isabella, played at Florence in 1589 at the wedding of the Grand Duke Ferdinand. The troupe toured Northern Italy and France for many years, but Isabella died in childbirth in Lyons in 1604 on their journey back to Italy after four years in Paris.
Dictionary of Women’s Biography by Maggy Hendry (eds.)