December 29

Events in Women’s History

I am unaware of any significant events in Women’s History. If you know of any, please leave a comment so that I can add it. Thank you!

Births

Elizabeth, Empress of Russia, 1760, by Charles-André van Loo

Elizabeth, Empress of Russia, 1760, by Charles-André van Loo (source)

1709 – Elizabeth, Empress of Russia (d. 1762)

1721 – Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, known as Madame de Pompadour, official chief mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1764)

1843 – Elisabeth of Wied, Queen consort of Romania as wife of Carol I, author, known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva (d. 1916)

1932 – Inga Swenson, American actress

1936 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress

1937 – Barbara Steele, British actress

Deaths

721 – Gemmei, Empress of Japan, the fourth of eight women to rule Japan as Empress regnant according to the traditional order of succession (b. 660)

1565 – Queen Munjeong, Queen consort of Korea as wife of King Jungjong of Joseon, regent for her son King Myeongjong for 20 years. Her son only took power after her death. (b. 1501)

1731 – Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, the only Sovereign Princess to reign over Monaco (b. 1697)

1894 – Christina Rossetti, English poet (b. 1830)

1934 – Alma Tell, American actress (b. 1898)

1953 – Violet MacMillan, American actress (b. 1887)

1970 – Marie Menken, American director and painter (b. 1909)

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Christina Rossetti, portrait by her brother

Christina Rossetti, portrait by her brother (source)

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