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Women in History: April 1st

Born on this day in... 1776 - Sophie Germain (d. 1831) was a French mathematician, philosopher, and physicist. Given the time in which she lived, Ms. Germain was forbidden from pursuing a career as a mathematician by virtue of her gender. She obtained books from her father's library and educated herself accordingly. After writing an… Continue reading Women in History: April 1st

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Women in History: March 21st

Events 1152 - The marriage of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Louis VII of France was annulled. Due to Eleanor's inability to give her husband a son and their growing marital discord, Louis sought an annulment. Their two daughters, Marie and Alix were to remain with their father while Eleanor's lands were returned to… Continue reading Women in History: March 21st