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Born: November 20, 1923 Union of South Africa Known For: Writer, Political Activist, and Nobel Prize Winner for Literature In our ongoing attempts to introduce you all to historic women you might not know, we're celebrating the birthday of Nobel Prize Winner Nadine Gordimer. She lead a fascinating life,...

Born: November 8, 1875 Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China Known For: Revolutionary, Feminist It's harder to find a more badass broad from history than the Chinese revolutionary and feminist Qiu Jin. From a young age, Qiu began to invest in understanding women's issues. She studied in Japan where she learned...

Lenore "Lee" Krasner October 27, 1908 Brooklyn, New York, New York Known For: Abstract Expressionist painter Continuing our coverage of lesser known artists, up in today's birthday blog is Lee Krasner. An influential and important painter in her own right, for most of her life (and legacy) she is...

Jody Williams Born: October 9, 1950 Rutland, Vermont, USA Known For: Noble Peace Prize Winner for work to ban landmines We're back with our latest HBD Ladies blog and we're celebrating Nobel Laureate Jody Williams. Jody is an American political activist. She's known for her work banning anti-personnel landmines,...

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