Famous Women in the 19th Century

By Tim Lambert

There were many famous women in the 19th century. Women were writers and mathematicians. They were also rulers and explorers The following is a list of some of the great women of the 19th century.

Mary Kies 1752-1837

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

Jane Austen 1775-1817

Jane was a great writer

Elizabeth Fry 1780-1845

Elizabeth was a great prison reformer

Henriette D’Angeville 1794-1871

In 1838 Henriette became the first woman to climb Mount Blanc unaided

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

Elizabeth 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 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

Charlotte was a writer

Emily Bronte 1818-1848

She was another writer

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889

Maria 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

Clara 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

Sarah was a famous writer

Gertrude Jekyll 1843-1932

Gertrude was a famous gardener

Edmonia Lewis 1844-1911

Edmonia was a famous sculptor

Susanna Salter 1860-1961

She was the first woman mayor in the USA

Sarah Jeanette Duncan (1861-1922)

She was a Canadian author and journalist

Mary Kingsley 1862-1900

Mary was a woman explorer

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