A TIMELINE OF FAMOUS WOMEN SCIENTISTS
By Tim Lambert
Early Women Scientists
c 546 BC
Theano of Crotona a great woman mathematician is born
c. 150 BC
Aglaonike a woman astronomer lives
Hypatia a woman astronomer and mathematician dies
Trota of Salerno, a famous woman doctor lives
Rebecca Guarna another famous woman doctor lives
Alessandra Giliani dies. She was a famous anatomist.
17th Century Women Scientists
Sophia Brahe is a horticulturist and astronomer
Maria Cunitz lives. She was an astronomer.
Maria Kirch lives. She was another astronomer.
Maria Clara Eimmart an astronomer lives
18th Century Women Scientists
Emilie du Chatelet a great woman physicist lives
Laura Bassi a famous anatomist lives
Anne Manzolini lives. She was an anatomist.
Maria Agnesi a famous mathematician lives
Nicole-Reine Lepaute an astronomer lives
Jane Colden a botanist lives
Caroline Herschel, a great woman astronomer lives
Sophie Germain lives. She was a mathematician.
19th Century Women Scientists
Mary Somerville a mathematician lives
Mary Anning a paleontologist lives
Anna Atkins lives. She was a botanist
Maria Mitchell lives. She was a famous astronomer.
Elizabeth Agassiz lives. She was a naturalist.
Rachel Bodley a famous chemist lives
Mary Whitney an astronomer lives
Sofia Kovalevskaya lives. She was a mathematician.
Hertha Ayrton a physicist lives
Williamina Fleming lives. She was an astronomer.
Elizabeth Britton a biochemist lives
Charlotte Scott a mathematician lives
Annie Cannon an astronomer lives
Marie Curie, the famous physicist lives
Henrietta Leavitt an astronomer lives
20th Century Women Scientists
Maude Abbott lives. She was a cardiologist.
Lise Meitner a physicist lives
Dorothea Bate a paleontologist lives
Agnes Arber a botanist lives
Emmy Noether a mathematician lives
Helene Deutsch lives. She was a psychologist.
Karen Horney, a German psychoanalyst lives
Gerty Cortia a biochemist lives
Rachel Brown a biochemist lives
Katherine Esau lives. She was a botanist.
Charlotte Auerbach a geneticist lives
Roger Arliner Young a zoologist lives
Honor Fell lives. She was a biologist.
Barbara McClintock a geneticist lives
Helen Sawyer Hogg an astronomer lives
Sidnie Manton was a zoologist
Gladys Emerson a nutritionist lives
Kathleen Lonsdale a crystallographer lives
Maria Goeppert-Mayer was a physicist
Grace Hopper a mathematician lives
Marguerite Perey a physicist lives
Dorothy Hodgkin a biochemist lives
Margaret Burbidge is an astronomer
Rosalind Franklin lives. She was a molecular biologist
Dian Fossey was a zoologist
Jane Goodall is a zoologist
Sylvia Mead is a marine biologist
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Last revised 2019