Famous Women

There is so much inspiration to be gained from learning about Famous People of the past and present - what they achieved and how - particularly when you can put them into the context of their time. Here we take a look at some famous women and their remarkable achievements.

Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was a British mathematician who is credited with being the world...

Agnes Baden-Powell was Robert Baden-Powell's sister. She...

Aretha Franklin (1942–2018) was a multi-award winning American singer, songwriter and...

Boudicca (c. 30 AD – c. 61 AD), also known as Boadicea, was a Celtic queen who showed...

Charlotte Brontë, 1816 to 1855, was the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters and the author...

Cleopatra VII Philopator (69–30 BC) was a beautiful and ambitious Egyptian queen, famous...

Learn a little about Emily Brontë here, and then enjoy our fun colouring pages and printables...

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928) was a leader of the British suffragette movement and an...

Enid Blyton (1897 to 1968) wrote well over 500 children's books in her long writing career,...

Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was a famous nurse who spent her life improving the...

George Eliot (1819–1880) was a famous English novelist living in Victorian times. Her real...

Helen Keller (1880–1968) was an American author, activist and lecturer admired worldwide...

Isabella Bird (1831–1904) was an intrepid and adventurous travel writer and photographer...

Find out a little about the author of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, and use our printable activity...

Jane Austen (1775 to 1818) is one of the most widely read and loved authors of all time. Her...

Jane Goodall (1934–) is a British animal researcher and conservationist, famous for her...

Joan of Arc (1412–1431) is the patron saint of France and of soldiers. She is famous for...

Julia Donaldson (1948–) is an English writer, playwright and performer most famous for her...

Mae Jemison (1956–) is an American doctor, teacher, businesswoman and former astronaut who...

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a German naturalist and illustrator who dedicated her...

Marie Curie (1867–1934) was a Polish scientist whose groundbreaking research on...

Mary Anning (1799–1847) was a famous English fossil hunter and collector. Despite her poor...

Mary Berry (1935–) is one of Britain’s best-loved cookery writers and television...

Mary Seacole (1805–1881) was a Jamaican-born British business woman who showed great...

Millicent Fawcett (1847–1929) was a leading campaigner for women’s rights in Britain...

Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary who dedicated herself to...

Rosa Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist, most famous for her...

Learn a little about this amazing tennis player, Serena Williams, who has been wowing us all...

Taylor Swift (1989–) is an award-winning American singer and songwriter who has captivated...

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