September 23

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!


Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Lippincott) from Godey's Lady's Book, 1848, engraving by W. G. Armstrong

Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Lippincott) from Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1848, engraving by W. G. Armstrong (source)

1434 – Yolande of Valois (d. 1478)

1598 – Eleonore Gonzaga, Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

1740 – Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan, the last of eight women to rule Japan as Empress regnant according to the traditional order of succession (d. 1813)

1759Marie Clotilde of France, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1802)

1781 – Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)

1823 – Sara Jane Lippincott, also known as Grace Greenwood, author, poet, and journalist, one of the first women given access to the Congressional press galleries. (d. 1904)

1838 – Victoria Woodhull, American journalist and activist (d. 1927)

1839 – Helen Almira Shafer, professor of mathematics and president of Wellesley College (d. 1894)

1853 – Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1923)

1863 – Mary Church Terrell, African-American author, activist and educator; after receiving both bachelors and masters degrees at Oberlin college, she taught at Wilberforce College and at the secondary school level. (d. 1954)

1865 – Emma Orczy, Hungarian-English painter, author and playwright, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel (d. 1947)

1869 – Mary Mallon, Typhoid Mary, Irish-American asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid fever (d. 1938)

1893 – Cläre Lotto, German actress (d. 1952)

1907 – Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)

1899 – Louise Nevelson, American sculptor, (d. 1988)

1925 – Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress (d. 2007)


1535 – Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1513)

1830 – Elizabeth Monroe, American wife of James Monroe, 5th First Lady of the United States (b. 1768)

1851 – Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun, founder of the Sisters of Providence (b. 1800)

1943 – Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)

2013 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, specialized in freshwater ecology, established several research facilities, developed ways to measure the health of ecosystems (b. 1907)

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Elizabeth Monroe, official White House portrait by John Vanderlyn

Elizabeth Monroe, official White House portrait by John Vanderlyn (source)

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