Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. So here are a few fabulous ladies from history to celebrate.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English writer. At 17 she fell for Percy Bysshe Shelley a political fan of her father William Godwin. Since Percy was already married they ran off and traveled through Europe. She is most famous for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. She got the idea during a storm while spending the summer with her lover and Lord Byron in Switzerland. After Percy’s wife committed suicide in 1816 the pair married. In 1822 her husband drowned when sailing during a storm. Mary went back to England devoting herself to her only child Percy Florence Shelley and his career as a writer. She died of a brain tumor at 53.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet, (1838-1875) was a French pianist and composer.

Georges Bizet, (1838-1875) was a French pianist and composer. A musical child prodigy his opera Carmen premiered right before his death in 1875 and is now performed all over the world.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher born in Poland. His best known work was The World as Will and Representation. He developed a pessimistic philosophy and believed in man having a will to live which he deemed was the cause of all suffering. He wrote about religious tolerance.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Baruch Spinoza

Spinoza was Dutch philosopher and one of the great rationalists, a leading figure of the Dutch Golden Age.
Spinoza was Dutch philosopher and one of the great rationalists, a leading figure of the Dutch Golden Age.

Baruch Spinoza born Benedito de Espinosa (1632-1677) was a Dutch philosopher. He initiated thought which brought about the Enlightenment including the modern way of viewing one self and the universe. He was one of the great rationalists of his time and a leading figure of the Dutch Golden Age.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a revered American poet (1830-1886). Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, she was a member of a prominent family with strong ties to its community. She had a unique ability to distill meaning from the ordinary things in life. Dickinson lived much of her life alone. And later in life developed the habit of wearing white.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an east coast American. He wrote Moby Dick, about Captain Ahab and a great white whale.
Herman Melville was the American writer who wrote Moby Dick.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, Renaissance poet and a short story writer. Moby Dick was his masterpiece. The duel between the a great white whale and Captain Ahab of the Pequod has been required reading for millions of school kids.

Herman Melville was a seaman in his youth. He later turned to writing and wrote his famous novel Moby Dick, about Captain Ahab and his obsession with a great white whale. The whale destroyed Ahab in the end.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was an Austrian composer of the German Classical period.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was an Austrian composer of the German Classical period.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was an Austrian composer of the German Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. He has been called the Father of the Symphony and the Father of the String Quartet.

Though Haydn spent much of his career on the estate of a wealthy family his music circulated and during his life he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. Haydn was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a tutor of Beethoven.

Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits.

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