January 18

Events in Women’s History

1486Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV marries King Henry VII of England.

Elizabeth of York and Henry VII of England by Sarah Malden, Countess of Essex (source)

Elizabeth of York and Henry VII of England by Sarah Malden, Countess of Essex (source)

Births

Isabella Jagiellon by Miklós Barabás (source)

Isabella Jagiellon by Miklós Barabás (source)

1519 – Isabella Jagiellon, Queen consort of Eastern Hungary as wife of John Zápolya (d. 1559)

1659 – Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher (d. 1708)

1795 – Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Netherlands as wife of William II (d. 1865)

1886 – Clara Nordström, German author and translator (d. 1962)

1908 – Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, mother of the current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf (d. 1972)

1941 – Denise Bombardier, Canadian journalist and author

Deaths

1213 – Tamar the Great, Queen regnant of Georgia, first woman to rule Georgia in her own right, presided over the Georgian Golden Age (b. 1160)

1586Margaret of Parma, Governor of the Netherlands, Duchess consort of Florence, Parma and Piacenza (b. 1522)

1951 – Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary to India and author (b. 1867)

1966 – Kathleen Norris, American author (b. 1880)

1975 – Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. 1897)

2000 – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect and activist in the Nazi resistance movement (b. 1897)

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Margaret of Parma by Antonis Mor

Margaret of Parma by Antonis Mor (source)

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