15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

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It just so happened that the leading role in politics, science and public life are men. At the same time as women are aiming for is to create the comfort of home, child-rearing and is busy in the kitchen.

Today in our review we will focus on women who are not tightened homemade weekdays. They have made a significant contribution to the history, but remained undeservedly forgotten.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Botanist and Explorer Jeanne Barr was the first woman to sail around the world. In 1766, the 26-year-old Frenchwoman was hired on a ship as a servant of the famous French botanist Philibert Commerson (actually she was his mistress). To get to the ship (women at the time were allowed to Board very reluctantly), she disguised herself as a man and had the name Jean.

She sailed around the world collecting and studying samples of plants with Philibert Commerson. Her true gender was revealed already in the South Pacific ocean, after which it and Commerson landed on the island of Mauritius. Barr returned to France only after ten years, but at home, she was awarded by the government for his contribution to botany.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

One of the greatest poets of Ancient Greece Anita (III century BC) was one of the earliest poets who started writing in the first place about the real world, not the supernatural, focusing on the flora and fauna, not the gods. Anita was also known for writing epitaphs, many of which had a humorous tone. To date, remained more Anita than any other Greek poet.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Famous Islamic "mistress of the Mediterranean sea" of the XVI century, said al-Hurra was a Queen of tétouan in Northern Morocco and the legendary pirate who terrified the greater part of the Western Mediterranean. Although her real name is unknown, Saeed al-Hurra was often called the "noble lady who is free and independent," and "a woman ruler, which did not bow higher power."

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Playwright, novelist, poet and government spy XVII century AFRA Ben may was the first woman in England who earned his living as a professional writer. She became famous for her works were often frankly erotic nature. During the Anglo-Dutch war (from 1666 to 1667) AFRA Ben served as a secret order of Charles II under the pseudonym Astrea.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

British astronomer Caroline Herschel was born in Germany in 1750, and at the age of 22 moved to England to his brother, astronomer, starting in the end, to help him. Herschel was the first woman who discovered a comet, her research works have become famous worldwide.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Chieu thi Trinh, which is sometimes called the Vietnamese Joan of Arc, was vietkey that in the III century BC led the rebel army against the Chinese invaders. She brought a real horror for the Chinese.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

British inventor Sarah Guppy received 10 patents on various appliances within its life in the late XVIII — early XIX century: from coffee makers that used the surplus steam to cook the eggs and fry the toast to the device to remove the shellfish from the bottoms of ships (in this patent, the British fleet paid Sarah 40,000 pounds).

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Significantly influenced the abolitionist sisters Sarah and angelina grimke were the speakers of the nineteenth century that traveled all over America, lecturing about the horrors of slavery. They also constantly advocated granting greater rights to women.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Margaret knight was born in Maine in 1838, and became known for having invented a product that forever changed the world: a paper bag. Knight also has created a machine which could mass-produce paper bags with a flat bottom (existing at the time the paper bags was more like a flat envelopes). The machine is based on the original design of knight are still used today.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Fanny Farmer in the nineteenth century often called the mother cooking. Fanny, who was born in Boston in 1857, and whose culinary books published so far, was the first woman who started to earn money on cooking and housekeeping.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Mirabai, also known as Mira Bai, or Mirabai, was an Indian poet of the XVI century that, despite the disapproval of his family, wrote many bhajans (devotional songs) of the Hindu God Krishna. Mirabai was born in a rich family, but avoided the aristocratic way of life, devoting himself entirely to the worship of Krishna and singing bhajans.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

One of the first internationally famous African-American artists, Edmonia Lewis was born in new York in 1844, and studied art at Oberlin College before becoming a professional sculptor. She was known for his marble busts of famous abolitionists such as Longfellow and Horace Greeley. Among her patrons included President Ulysses S. Grant.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

The great warrior of the Apaches lozno was furious that her family has relocated to the reservation in 1870‑ies. Together with his brother Victorio she led a group of soldiers and started raiding the lands that were taken away from them by the settlers.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Chinese feminist, revolutionary, poet and ultimately a Martyr, Qiu Jin fought for women's right to education and opposed the practice of stop ligation. She founded a feminist magazine and tried to start a rebellion against the Qing dynasty. Executed Qiu Jin in 1907.

15 women who have made outstanding contributions in history, but was undeservedly forgotten

Born into slavery in Georgia in 1837, Harriet powers became known as one of the greatest masters of linen in the history of the United States. Throughout his life powers used the quilt-applique, to convey the stunning and complex images of Bible stories and myths, and revived in the West African artistic tradition. Today there remains only two blankets — one is on display at the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institute of American history, and the other at the Boston Museum of fine arts.

Keywords: History | Women | Feminism

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