Famous Women in the 19th Century

By Tim Lambert

There were many famous women 19th century. Below is a list of some of them.

Elizabeth Fry 1780-1845

She was a great prison reformer

Jane Austen 1775-1817

She was a great writer

Mary Kies 1752-1837

Mary Kies was the first American woman to be granted a patent

Mary Shelley 1797-1851

Mary was a writer. She is famous for her novel Frankenstein.

Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1891

She is famous for her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902

She was an American campaigner for women’s rights

Ada Lovelace 1815-1852

Ada was a famous mathematician

Grace Darling 1815-1842

In Britain, Grace Darling helped her father to row a little boat 1 mile through a storm to rescue 5 people from a steamship that had struck rocks. She became a heroine.

Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855

She was also a writer

Emily Bronte 1818-1848

She was another writer

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889

She was an astronomer. In 1847 she became the first American woman to discover a comet.

Queen Victoria 1819-1901

She was queen of Britain 1837-1901

Queen Victoria

Susan B Anthony 1820-1906

She was an American campaigner for women’s rights

Clara Barton 1821-1912

She founded the American Red Cross

Elizabeth Blackwell 1821-1910

In 1849 she was the first woman in the USA to qualify as a doctor. In 1859 she became the first woman to have her name entered in the British General Medical Council’s medical register.

Josephine Cochrane 1829-1913

In 1886 she invented the first practical dishwasher

Catherine Booth 1829-1890

Catherine helped to found the Salvation Army

Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888

She was a famous writer

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey 1835-1905

She was a famous writer

Gertrude Jekyll 1843-1932

She was a famous gardener

Edmonia Lewis 1844-1911

She was a famous sculptor

Susanna Salter 1860-1961

She was the first woman mayor in the USA

Mary Kingsley 1862-1900

She was a woman explorer

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