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Hypatia

Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. Hypatia (born c. 350-370 - died 415 AD) was a Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. She was a daughter of Theon of Alexandria, a mathematician who was the head of a school…
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Peseshet

Peseshet She lived so unimaginably long ago that even for the Egyptians of Nefertiti’s generation her time was seen as a distant antiquity. She lived when the pyramids had just started being built. It was seven centuries before the Babylonian King Hammurabi compiled his famous Code of Laws, eleven centuries before King Tut was born,…
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Charlotte Corday

“Rejoice at my fate, for the cause is beautiful.” The great Russian poet Pushkin once called her Eumenides—goddess of vengeance. She did not move armies like Jeanne d’Arc or spread her faith like St. Catherine. Her only mission was to rid France of a tyrant, avenging his victims and preventing him from committing new crimes.…
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Edmonia Lewis

“Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don't want that kind of praise. I had rather you would point out my defects, for that will teach me something.”   When you hear the expression “Against all odds,” some names come to your mind quite naturally, and Edmonia Lewis is definitely one…
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Eva Dickson

"The bets are accepted!" Eva Dickson and Baron Blixen in Africa Her life would probably be the best subject for an adventure movie. In her short life (March 8, 1905 – March 24, 1938) Eva Dickson had it all. She traveled the world, visited war zones, was a newspaper correspondent, wrote books, piloted planes, participated…
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Theano of Crotone

“If the soul is not immortal then life will become a playground for the evil doers who will die after having lived a sinful life.” Theano was a student and wife of the ancient Greek philosopher, great mathematician Pythagoras, who lived in VI - V centuries BC. Her very life is shrouded in mystery and…
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