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Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia

Websites: Ceradsky, Angela. “Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684),” Wichita State University Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia – Encyclopedia.com Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia – Encyclopædia Britannica Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia – Università degli studi di Padova [Italian] Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia – Written by Sarah Thieling, Class of 1999 (Agnes Scott College) – Biographies of Women Mathematicians […]

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Books: Agnesi, Maria Gaetana, Rebecca Marie Messbarger, and Paula Findlen. 2005. The Contest for Knowledge: Debates Over Women’s Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Mazzotti, Massimo. 2007. The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. McElroy, Tucker. 2005. A to Z of Mathematicians. New York: […]

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Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet

Articles: Bodanis, David. “The scientist whom history forgot,” The Guardian [Science], Friday August 4, 2006. Books: Burns, William E. 2003. Science in the Enlightenment: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif. [u.a.]: ABC-Clio. Prioleau, Betsy. 2004. Seductress: women who ravished the world and their lost art of love. New York: Penguin Books.  Rooney. Anne. 2014. The Story of Physics. Arcturus […]

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Sophie Germain

Sophie Germain

Books: Bucciarelli, Louis L., and Nancy Dworsky. 1980. Sophie Germain: An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Pub. Co. Gray, Mary W. “Sophie Germain,” in Complexities: women in Mathematics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Morrow, Charlene. 1998. Notable Women in Mathematics: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Conn [u.a.]: Greenwood […]

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Hypatia

Hypatia

Name: Hypatia Date: c. 350–70; murdered 415 Nationality: African [Alexandria] Career: Mathematics, Astronomy, and Philosopher Note: The highly public nature of Hypatia’s career was consistent with the African tradition of Kemetic women Articles: Clarke, John Henrik. “The Black Woman in History,” Black World/Negro Digest, February 1975, Vol. XXVI, No.4, pp. 20-21.  Books: Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku, and Henry Louis Gates. 2012. Dictionary of […]

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