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Abby Kelley Foster

Abby Kelley Foster  

(b. 15 January 1810; d. 14 January 1887), reformer, abolitionist, lecturer, and women's rights activist.Abby Kelley was born in Pelham, Massachusetts, to parents of Irish-Quaker descent. She ...
Abraham ben David of Posquières

Abraham ben David of Posquières  

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(c.1125–98 ce,also known as Rabad). Jewish French Talmudist. His criticism of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah (especially for not giving sources or explanations, and for the very tendency to codify) ...
Adella Hunt Logan

Adella Hunt Logan  

(b. 1863; d. 12 December 1915), educator.Born in Sparta, Georgia, Hunt was the daughter of a free mulatto woman and a white planter—the fourth of eight children. During her ...
Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina the Younger  

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(ad 15–59), eldest daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, was born on 6 November ad 15 at Ara Ubiorum. In 28 she was betrothed to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, to whom she bore one son, the ...
Albert Bathurst Piddington

Albert Bathurst Piddington  

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(1862–1945)qualified in law but chose to teach, including five years at the University of Sydney where his circle of friends included Christopher Brennan. In 1895 he was elected to ...
Alcestis

Alcestis  

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In Greek mythology, wife of Admetus, king of Pherae in Thessaly, whose life she saved by consenting to die on his behalf. She was brought back from Hades by Hercules.
Alexander Campbell

Alexander Campbell  

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(1796–1870)Campbell was born in 1796 near the point of Skipness, in Kintyre, Argyllshire. He died at his home in North Coburg Street, Glasgow, on 10 February 1870. He was ...
Amanda Auld Sears

Amanda Auld Sears  

(b. 1826; d. 19 June 1878), a friend of Frederick Douglass's and the daughter of former owners.Arianna Auld, whom Frederick Douglass always referred to as Amanda, was born in ...
Amy Kirby Post

Amy Kirby Post  

(b. 20 December 1802; d. 29 January 1889) and (b. 26 February 1798; d. 9 May 1872), abolitionists.Amy and Isaac Post were key organizers of the abolitionist movement in ...
Ānanda

Ānanda  

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One of the Buddha's chief disciples and his first cousin, his father being a brother of Śuddhodana, the Buddha's father. It appears that he entered the Order (Saṃgha) in the second year of the ...
Angelina Grimké

Angelina Grimké  

(b. 20 February 1805; d. 26 October 1879), an abolitionist and women's rights activist.Angelina Emily Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the youngest daughter of John and Mary ...
animal rights

animal rights  

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The belief that animals have rights similar to those afforded to humans, and that those right need to be respected and protected.
Ann Plato

Ann Plato  

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(?–?), essayist and poet. Little is known about the life of Ann Plato. Apparently, she was a free black in Hartford, Connecticut, at a time when the city's free black residents outnumbered the town's ...
Anna A. Hedgeman

Anna A. Hedgeman  

(b. 5 July 1899; d. 17 January 1990),educator, social activist, politician, and author. Born Anna Arnold in Iowa, Hedgeman grew up in what she describes as the small, comfortable town of Anoka, ...
Anna Murray Douglass

Anna Murray Douglass  

(b. 19 October 1813?; d. 4 August 1882), first wife of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass.“Anna Murray-Douglass” was how Rosetta Douglass Sprague referred to her mother in a reminiscence ...
Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler  

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(1785–1848)Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women's rights, she wrote that ‘with the emancipation of women ...
Antigone

Antigone  

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In Greek mythology, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, the subject of a tragedy by Sophocles. She was sentenced to death for defying her uncle Creon, king of Thebes, by burying the ritually unburied ...
arts of love

arts of love  

From the 12th c., court literature gave a large place to the description of love and its effects on individuals and social life. It turned on Ovid's ars amatoria, translated ...
Arvonne Fraser

Arvonne Fraser  

Arvonne Fraser has been a pioneer in women's human rights and social justice who has challenged women, politicians, world leaders, and neighbors to view the events of the day in light of these ...
Aspasia

Aspasia  

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Milesian‐born partner of Pericles from c.445 bc when he divorced his wife. She is said to have taught rhetoric, and to have had discussions with Socrates. She was the target of attacks and jokes in ...

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