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Mary Wollstonecraft

English author Mary Wollstonecraft is the author of 1792's A Vindication for the Rights of Woman, one of the earliest treatises to advocate equal rights for women. She began publishing in the late 17…

Mary Wollstonecraft

Biography of the 18th-century English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, an 18th-century English feminist, believed that equal education among men and women would ensure the equal s…

Mary Shelley

Name at birth: Mary Wollstonecraft GodwinEnglish author Mary Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and was second wife of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Godwin was the…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child of…

Mary

Mary is the mother of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian and Islamic scriptures. Catholicism and some other Christian traditions honor her as a special saint, the "blessed virgin," who hears and acts upon…

Marys

The four Marys. Mary Beaton (or Bethune), Mary Livingston (or Leuson), Mary Fleming (or Flemyng), and Mary Seaton (or Seyton); called the “Queen's Marys,” that is, the ladies of…

Mary

As the Virgin, she is represented in Christian art with flowing hair, emblematical of her virginity. As Mater Dolorosa, she is represented as somewhat elderly, clad in mourning, head draped…

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is one of several women who followed and "provided for" Jesus of Nazareth during his traveling ministry, according to Christian scriptures. Mary Magdalene is also variously portrayed i…

Marie Antoinette

Name at birth: Maria AntoniaMarie Antoinette was the Queen of France during the French Revolution. Resented by the French citizenry for her foreign birth and extravagant lifestyle, Marie has gone down…

Roger Maris

Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break baseball's single-season record of 60, set by Babe Ruth in 1927. Maris set the new record after a spirited season-long duel with fellow New York Yankee Mi…