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  • 1647

    Maria Sibylla Merian

    Maria Sibylla Merian

    April 2, 1647
    Maria Sibylla Merian

     

    Born: 2 April 1647
    Died: 13 January 1717 (aged 69)
    Nationality: German
    Occupation: Naturalist, biological illustrator

     Source

  • 1815

    Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace

    December 1, 1815
    Ada Lovelace

     

    Born: December 10, 1815
    Died: November 27, 1852 (aged 36)
    Nationality: English
    Occupation: Μathematician and writer

    Source

  • 1820

    Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale

    May 12, 1820
    Florence Nightingale

     

    Born: May 12, 1820
    Died: August 13, 1910 (aged 90)
    Nationality: English
    Occupation: Social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing

     Source

  • 1821

    Elizabeth Blackwell

    Elizabeth Blackwell

    February 3, 1821
    Elizabeth Blackwell

     

    Born: 3 February 1821
    Died: 31 May 1910 (aged 89)
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Physician

     Source

  • 1854

    Hertha Ayrton

    Hertha Ayrton

    April 28, 1854
    Hertha Ayrton

     

    Born: 28 April 1854
    Died: 26 August 1923 (aged 69)
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Engineer, mathematician, physicist, inventor

     Source

  • 1861

    Nettie Stevens

    Nettie Stevens

    July 7, 1861
    Nettie Stevens

     

    Born: July 7, 1861
    Died: May 4, 1912 (aged 50)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Geneticist

     Source

  • 1862

    Florence Bascom

    Florence Bascom

    July 14, 1862
    Florence Bascom

     

    Born: July 14, 1862
    Died: June 18, 1945 (aged 82)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Geologist teacher

     Source

  • 1867

    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

    November 7, 1867
    Marie Curie

     

    Born: November 7, 1867
    Died: July 4, 1934 (aged 66)
    Nationality: Polish
    Occupation: Physicist and chemist

     Source

  • 1878

    Lilian Gilbreth

    Lilian Gilbreth

    May 24, 1878
    Lilian Gilbreth

     

    Born: May 24, 1878
    Died: January 2, 1972 (aged 93)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Psychologist, industrial engineer

     Source

  • 1878

    Lise Meitner

    Lise Meitner

    November 7, 1878
    Lise Meitner

     

    Born: November 7, 1878
    Died: October 27, 1968 (aged 89)
    Nationality: Austrian-Swedish
    Occupation: Physicist

     Source

  • 1882

    Emmy Noether

    Emmy Noether

    March 23, 1882
    Emmy Noether

     

    Born: 23 March 1882
    Died: 14 April 1935 (aged 53)
    Nationality: German
    Occupation: Mathematician

     Source

  • 1883

    Edith Clarke

    Edith Clarke

    February 10, 1883
    Edith Clarke

     

    Born: February 10, 1883
    Died: October 29, 1959 (aged 76)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Electrical engineer

     Source

  • 1896

    Gerty Cori

    Gerty Cori

    August 15, 1896
    Gerty Cori

     

    Born: August 15, 1896
    Died: October 26, 1957 (aged 61)
    Nationality: Austro-Hungarian-American
    Occupation: Biochemist

     Source

  • 1897

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    July 24, 1897
    Amelia Earhart

     

    Born: July 24, 1897
    Died: July 2, 1937 (aged 39) (Disappeared)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Αviation pioneer

    Source

  • 1897

    Joan Beauchamp Procter

    Joan Beauchamp Procter

    August 5, 1897
    Joan Beauchamp Procter

     

    Born: August 5, 1897
    Died: September 20, 1931 (aged 34)
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Zoologist

     Source

  • 1900

    Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

    Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

    May 10, 1900
    Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

     

    Born: May 10, 1900
    Died: December 7, 1979 (aged 79)
    Nationality: British-born American
    Occupation: Astronomer

     Source

  • 1902

    Barbara Mcclintock

    Barbara Mcclintock

    June 16, 1902
    Barbara Mcclintock

     

    Born: June 16, 1902
    Died: September 2, 1992 (aged 90)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Cytogeneticist

     Source

  • 1906

    Maria Goeppert Mayer

    Maria Goeppert Mayer

    June 28, 1906
    Maria Goeppert Mayer

     

    Born: June 28, 1906
    Died: February 20, 1972 (aged 65)
    Nationality: German-born American
    Occupation: Τheoretical physicist

     Source

  • 1906

    Grace Hopper

    Grace Hopper

    December 9, 1906
    Grace Hopper

     

    Born: December 9, 1906
    Died: January 1, 1992 (aged 85)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Computer scientist

    Source

  • 1907

    Rachel Carson

    Rachel Carson

    May 14, 1907
    Rachel Carson

     

    Born: May 27, 1907
    Died: April 14, 1964 (aged 56)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Marine biologist

     Source

  • 1909

    Rita Levi Montalcini

    Rita Levi Montalcini

    April 22, 1909
    Rita Levi Montalcini

     

    Born: 22 April 1909
    Died: 30 December 2012 (aged 103)
    Nationality: Italian
    Occupation: Neurobiology

     Source

  • 1910

    Dorothy Hodgkin

    Dorothy Hodgkin

    May 12, 1910
    Dorothy Hodgkin

     

    Born: 12 May 1910
    Died: 29 July 1994 (aged 84)
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Chemist

     Source

  • 1918

    Gertrude B. Elion

    Gertrude B. Elion

    January 23, 1918
    Gertrude B. Elion

     

    Born: January 23, 1918
    Died: February 21, 1999 (aged 81)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Biochemist

     Source

  • 1918

    Katherine Johnson

    Katherine Johnson

    August 26, 1918
    Katherine Johnson

     

    Born: August 26, 1918
    Died: February 24, 2020 (aged 101)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Mathematician

    Source

  • 1919

    Jane Cooke Wright

    Jane Cooke Wright

    October 20, 1919
    Jane Cooke Wright

     

    Born: November 20, 1919
    Died: February 19, 2013 (aged 93)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Cancer researcher and surgeon

     Source

  • 1920

    Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin

    July 25, 1920
    Rosalind Franklin

     

    Born: July 25, 1920
    Died: April 16, 1958 (aged 37)
    Nationality: English
    Occupation: Chemist and X-ray crystallographer

     Source

  • 1933

    Annie Easley

    Annie Easley

    April 23, 1933
    Annie Easley

     

    Born: April 23, 1933
    Died: June 25, 2011 (aged 78)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist

     Source

  • 1934

    Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall

    April 3, 1934
    Jane Goodall

     

    Born: April 3, 1934 (age 86)
    Nationality: English
    Occupation: Primatologist and anthropologist

     Source

  • 1937

    Valentina Tereshkova

    Valentina Tereshkova

    March 6, 1937
    Valentina Tereshkova

     

    Born: March 6, 1937 (age 83)
    Nationality: Russian
    Occupation: Engineer, and former cosmonaut

     Source

  • 1942

    Christiane Nusslein Volhard

    Christiane Nusslein Volhard

    October 20, 1942
    Christiane Nusslein Volhard

     

    Born: 20 October 1942 (age 78)
    Nationality: German
    Occupation: Developmental biologist

     Source

  • 1943

    Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    July 15, 1943
    Jocelyn Bell Burnell

     

    Born: 15 July 1943 (age 77)
    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Astrophysicist

     Source

  • 1956

    Mae Jemison

    Mae Jemison

    October 17, 1956
    Mae Jemison

     

    Born: October 17, 1956 (age 64)
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut

     Source

  • 1963

    May Britt Moser

    May Britt Moser

    January 4, 1963
    May Britt Moser

     

    Born: 4 January 1963 (age 58)
    Nationality: Norwegian
    Occupation: Psychologist and neuroscientist

     Source

  • 1967

    Özlem Türeci

    Özlem Türeci

    March 6, 1967
    Özlem Türeci

     

    Born: 6 March 1967 (age 53)
    Nationality: German
    Occupation: Physician, scientist and entrepreneur

     Source

  • 1977

    Maryam Mirzakhani

    Maryam Mirzakhani

    May 12, 1977
    Maryam Mirzakhani

     

    Born: 12 May 1977
    Died: 14 July 2017 (aged 40)
    Nationality: Iranian
    Occupation: Mathematician and a professor of mathematics

     Source

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