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Maria Gaetana Agnesi
1718-1799
From: Italy
Fields: Education, Mathematics, Philanthropy, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, polyglot, first woman professor at a university

Mary Everett Boole
1832-1916
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics

Marjorie Lee Browne
1914-1979
From: United States: California, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Florence Nightingale David
1909-1993
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics

Mary Sylvester Deconge-Watson
1933-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Evelyn Boyd Granville
1924-
From: United States: California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Grace Murray Hopper
1906-1992
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention, Mathematics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: WAVES, computer scientist, programmer, inventor

Fern Y. Hunt
From: United States: Maryland, New York, Utah, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Hypatia of Alexandria
c.370-415
From: Egypt, United States
Fields: Astronomy, Education, Mathematics, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: head of Platonist school in Alexandria, Egypt

Ada Byron Lovelace
1815-1851
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: Suggested first computer program

Hanna Neumann
1914-1971
From: Australia, Germany, United Kingdom
Fields: Education, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, professor

Mary Frances Winston Newson
1869-1959
From: United States: Illinois, Kansas
Fields: Education, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, professor

Florence Nightingale
1820-1910
From: Italy, United Kingdom
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, statistician, Crimean War, nurse training

Emmy Noether
1882-1935
From: Germany, United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Education, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, teacher, abstract algebra

Katherine Adebola Okikiolu
1965-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Esther Pearson
1955-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Education, Mathematics

Rozsa Peter
1905-1977
From: Hungary
Fields: Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia
1646-1684
From: Italy
Fields: Mathematics, Music, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: first woman with college degree, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, musician

Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina
1899-1999
From: Russia
Fields: Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician

Mina Rees
1902-1997
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Education, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician

Maria Reiche
1903-1998
From: Germany, Peru
Fields: Archaeology, Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, archaeologist, Nazca Lines

Bonita V. Saunders
From: United States: Maryland, Virginia
Fields: Mathematics

Charlotte Angas Scott
1858-1931
From: United Kingdom, United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Mathematics

Mary Emily Sinclair
1878-1955
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio
Fields: Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician

Mary Fairfax Somerville
1780-1872
From: Italy, United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics
Key Words/Phrases: science writer, mathematician

Olga Taussky-Todd
1906-1995
From: Czech Republic, United States: California
Fields: Mathematics

Argelia Velez-Rodriguez
1936-
From: Cuba, United States: Texas, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Anna Pell Wheeler
1883-1966
From: United States: Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Fields: Mathematics

Grace Alele Williams
1932-
From: Nigeria
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Grace Chisholm Young
1868-1944
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics



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