HEROINES AND MARTYRS

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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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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