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8 Mar 2009


Looking for something to celebrate International Women's Day before it ends, I've come across the Encyclopaedia Britannica section 300 Women Who Changed the World.

Browsing through the list of biographies, I find these historic personalities, thinkers and writers we learnt about in different subjects when studying English Philology at the UNED:

Jane Austen, Boudicca, Anne Bradstreet, Charlotte Brönte, Emily Brönte, Hélène Cixous, Emily Dickinson, Eleanor of Aquitaine, George Eliot, Elizabeth I, Zora Neale Hurston, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Mary, Queen of Scots, Toni Morrison, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Phillis Wheatley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf


  1. A typo: "Austen". Austin also did things with words, but he was a man!

  2. Thanks for the observation. I've corrected it and returned Jane her real surname.