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Historical Women in Science

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Women are listed by their birthdates.

Before 1600
Hypatia (370-415)
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)


1600-1800
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

1800-1900
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Clara Barton (1821-1912)
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)
Ellen Richards (1842-1911)
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Alice Hamilton (1869-1970)
Florence Sabin (1871-1953)
Lise Meitner (1878-1968)
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Karen Horney (1885-1952)


1900-present
Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
Barbara McClintock (1902-1992)
Grace Hopper (1906-1992)
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Myra Adele Logan (1908-1977)
Joy Adamson (1910-1980)
Chien Shiung Wu (1912-1997)
Mary Leakey (1913-1996)
Dixie Lee Ray (1914-1994)
Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999)
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926- )
Jane Goodall (1934- )
Antonia Novello (1944- )
Sally Ride (1951- )


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Information adapted from History of Women in Science for Young People by Vivian Sheldon Epstein.
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