Collection: Jews >
Rosalind FranklinThe three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Emmy NoetherRevolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
GuditThis Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia's history that has not healed to this day - or did she...?
Collection: LGBT Figures >
Sor Juana Inés de La CruzThis brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
Julie d’AubignySword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.
Isabelle EberhardtThis undefinable adventurer's life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Collection: Martyrs >