On this site you find entries on important individuals that influenced modern European women’s history

The individual persons were selected by the students. We cover the period  from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century and mainly focus on individuals – men and women – from Britain, France and Germany. The entries are organized chronologically by the three centuries and then alphabetically by the last name.

 

Eighteenth Century (1760-1815)


 Jane Austen (1775-1817)

 Olympe de Gouges (1745-1793)

 Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel (1741-1796)

 Catharine Macaulay (1731-1791)

 Thereoigne de Mericourt (1762-1817)

 Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)


Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)


 Hubertine Auclert (1848-1914)

 Anita Augspurg (1857-1943)

 Gertrud Bäumer (1873-1954)

 August Bebel (1840-1913)

 Lily Braun (1865-1916)

 Cécile Brunschvicg (1877-1946)

 Josephine Butler (1828-1906)

 Minna Cauer (1842-1922)

 Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913)

 Jeanne Deroin (1805-1894)

 Friedrich Engels (1825-1895)

 Millicent Garret Fawcett (1847-1929)

 Lida Gustava Heymann (1868-1943)

 Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

 Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929)

 Helene Lange (1848-1930)

 Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919)

 Louise Otto-Peters (1819-1895)

 Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958)

 Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

 Jeanne Schmahl (1946-1959)

 Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

 Flora Tristan (1803-1844)

 Clara Zetkin (1857-1933)

 Luise Zietz (1865-1922)


Twentieth Century (1914-1980)


Nancy Astor (1879-1964)

 Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873-1953)

 Vera Britain (1939-1970)

 Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

 Marie Juchachz (1879-1956)

  Constance Markievicz (1886-1927)

 Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946)

 Helke Sander (1937-)

 Sophie Scholl (1921-1943)

 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1902-1999)

 Alice Schwarzer (1942-)

 Toni Sender (1988-1964)

 Marie Stopes (1880-1958)

 Beatrice Webb (1858-1943)