The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of
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Noether is writing out her theorems on the chalkboard, which are puzzling her audience — one of whom, face obscured by her book, is in a Nazi supporter outfit.
Running up the flagpole outside the window is the Nazi flag.
On her desk are some undone dishes and a number of messily-arranged books. Leaning against her desk is the broken umbrella mentioned in the story.
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Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
Starting her travels at 45 years old, this globetrotter became a worldwide sensation for going boldly where no woman had gone before.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
Fiery defender of the pope who made kings kneel before her.
The illegitimate daughter of a minor noble, after losing her husband, she became one of the most powerful and fierce women in Italy - commanding troops, insulting Machiavelli, and fighting Cesare Borgia with unmatched ferocity.
When her husband unexpectedly died, she rolled up her sleeves and became one of the greatest authors of the age to keep food on the table. She wrote passionate defenses of her gender (and military treatises!) that were centuries ahead of their time.
Sword-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.
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.