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
415 AD Hypatia a woman astronomer and mathematician dies
c. 1100 Trota of Salerno, a famous woman doctor lives
c. 1200 Rebecca Guarna another famous woman doctor lives
1326 Alessandra Giliani dies. She was a famous anatomist.
1556-1643 Sophia Brahe is a horticulturist and astronomer
1610-1644 Marie Cunitz lives. She was an astronomer.
1670-1720 Maria Kirch lives. She was another astronomer.
1676-1707 Maria Clara Eimmart an astronomer lives
1706-1749 Emilie du Chatelet a great woman physicist lives
1711-1778 Laura Bassi a famous anatomist lives
1716-1774 Anne Manzolini lives. She was an anatomist.
1718-1799 Maria Agnesi a famous mathematician lives
1723-1788 Nicole-Reine Lepaute an astronomer lives
1724-1766 Jane Colden a botanist lives
1750-1848 Caroline Herschel, a great woman astronomer lives
1776-1831 Sophie Germain lives. She was a mathematician.
19th Century Women Scientists
1780-1872 Mary Somerville a mathematician lives
1799-1847 Mary Anning a paleontologist lives
1799-1871 Anna Atkins lives. She was a botanist
1818-1889 Maria Mitchell lives. She was a famous astronomer.
1822-1907 Elizabeth Agassiz lives. She was a naturalist.
1831-1888 Rachel Bodley a famous chemist lives
1847-1921 Mary Whitney an astronomer lives
1850-1891 Sofia Kovalevskaya lives. She was a mathematician.
1854-1923 Hertha Ayrton a physicist lives
1857-1911 Williamina Fleming lives. She was an astronomer.
1858-1934 Elizabeth Britton a biochemist lives
1858-1931 Charlotte Scott a mathematician lives
1863-1941 Annie Cannon an astronomer lives
1867-1934 Marie Curie, the famous physicist lives
1868-1921 Henrietta Leavitt an astronomer lives
20th Century Women Scientists
1869-1940 Maude Abbott lives. She was a cardiologist.
1878-1968 Lise Meitner a physicist lives
1878-1951 Dorothea Bate a paleontologist lives
1879-1960 Agnes Arber a botanist lives
1882-1935 Emmy Noether a mathematician lives
1884-1982 Helene Deutsch lives. She was a psychologist.
1885-1952 Karen Horney, a German psychoanalyst lives
1896-1957 Gerty Cortia a biochemist lives
1898-1980 Rachel Brown a biochemist lives
1898-1997 Katherine Esau lives. She was a botanist.
1899-1994 Charlotte Auerbach a geneticist lives
1899-1964 Roger Arliner Young a zoologist lives
1900-1986 Honor Fell lives. She was a biologist.
1902-1992 Barbara McClintock a geneticist lives
1905-1993 Helen Sawyer Hogg an astronomer lives
1902-1979 Sidnie Manton was a zoologist
1903-1976 Gladys Emerson a nutritionist lives
1903-1971 Kathleen Lonsdale a crystallographer lives
1906-1972 Maria Goeppert-Mayer was a physicist
1906-1992 Grace Hopper a mathematician lives
1909-1975 Marguerite Perey a physicist lives
1910-1994 Dorothy Hodgkin a biochemist lives
1919- Margaret Burbidge is an astronomer
1920-1958 Rosalind Franklin lives. She was a molecular biologist
1932-1985 Dian Fossey was a zoologist
1934- Jane Goodall is a zoologist
1935- Sylvia Mead is a marine biologist
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