Female Biography: Or memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries, by Mary Hays, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Female Biography

Or memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries, by Mary Hays, 1st Edition

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'My pen has been taken up in the cause, and for the benefit of my own sex. For their improvement, and to their entertainment, my labours have been devoted … I have at heart the happiness of my sex, and their advancement in the grand scale of rational and social existence.' - From the Preface by Mary Hays

Published in 1803 by Mary Hays, famous for her relationship with Mary Wollestonecraft, this collection of female biographies is now considered as the very first major reference of women, for women, and by a woman. The collection includes approximately 290 women from the classical period up to the seventeenth century, a third of which are British.

Table of Contents

Abbassa. Adricomia. Agnes Sorrel (or Sorreille). Agreda, Mary de. Agrippina, the elder. Agrippina, the younger. Albert, Jane D'. Aldrude, Countess of Berlinoro. Aloysia Sigea, of Toledo. Amalasenta. Ambroise, Frances D'. Ammannati, Laura Battiferri. Andreina, Isabella. Anjou, Margaret of . Ann Hyde. Anne of Austria. Anne of Beaujeu. Anne of Bretagne. Antonia. Aragon, Isabella of. Aragon, Joan of. Aragon, Tullia of. Arc, Joan D', Maid of Orleans. Arelaphila. Arete. Argentaria, Polla. Armyne, Lady Mary. Arnaude de Rocas. Arnauld, Angelique. Arnauld, Catherine Agnes. Arnauld, Marie Angelique. Arria. Artemisia. Artemisia, wife of Mausolus. Artemisia Gentileschi. Arundel, Blanche Lady. Arundel, Mary Countess of Ascham, Margaret. Askew, Anne. Aspasia. Aspasia, or Milto. Astell, Mary. Athenais. Aubespine, Madeleine de l'. Bacon, Lady. Barvier, Mary Anne. Baroni, Leonora. Basine (or Bazine). Bavaria, Isabella of. Baynard, Anne. Beale, Mary. Beaufort, Joan, Queen of Scotland. Beaufort, Margaret. Bectoz, Claude de. Behn, Mrs. Bendish, Bridget. Berenice. Bernard, Catherine. Berners, or Barnes, Juliana. Berneuille, Maria Catherina le Jumel de, Countess D'aulnoi. Bertaut, Frances, Madame de Motteville. Blanche of Castile. Bland, Elizabeth. Boadicea, Queen of the Britons. Bohemia, Elizabeth Frederica of. Boleyn, Anne. Bontems, Madame. Bovey, Catherine. Bourbon, Henrietta of. Bourges, Clemence de. Bourignon, Antoinette. Bregy, Countess of. Broadstreet, Anne. Bruneau, Mary Des Loges. Burleigh, Lady Mildred. Burnet, Elizabeth. Bury, Elizabeth. Calphurnia, wife of Pliny. Calpurnia, wife of Julius Caesar. Capello, Bianca. Carew, Lady Elizabeth. Carolina, wife to George II. Catherine I of Russia. Catherine II of Russia. Catherine of Aragon. Catherine of Medicis. Centlivre, Susannah. Chandler, Mary. Chapone, Mrs. Charixena. Chatelet, Marchioness de. Chelonis. Christina, Queen of Sweden. Chudleigh, Lady Mary. Cibber, Susannah Maria. Clement, Margaret. Cleobule. Cleopatra. Clifford, Ann, Countess of Pembroke, Dorset, and Montgomery. Clive, Catherine. Cockburn, Catherine. Colonne, Victoire, Marchioness de Pescaire. Comnena, Anna. Cordaud, Isabella de. Cordey, Charlotte. Corinna. Cornaro, Helena Lucretia. Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi. Cromwell, Elizabeth, wife of Oliver. Cruz, Juana Inez de la. Cynisca. Dacier, Madame. Damophila. Dancy, Elizabeth. Dante, Theodora. Darbach, or Karsch, Louisa. Davies, Lady Eleanor. Derby, Countess of. Desmond, Countess of. Dido, Queen of Carthage. Didyma. Drusilla, Livia, wife of Augustus. Dubois, Dora. Dupre, Mariae. Ebba, abbess of Coldingham. Edesie. Egee, Queen of the Amazons. Eleanora, wife of Lewis VII of France, and Henry II of England. Elizabeth, Queen of England. Elizabeth of France, Queen of Spain. Elizabeth, Countess of Lincoln. Elstob, Elizabeth. Emma, Queen of England. Enclos, Ninon de l'. Eponina. Erinna. Estrada, Maria d'. Ethelfleda, Queen of England. Eurydice. Eusebia. Falconberg, Lady, daughter of Oliver Cromwell. Fane, Lady Elizabeth. Fannia. Fayette, Countess de la. Fidele, Cassandra. Fielding, Sarah. Finch, Anne, Countess of Winchelsea. Fischer, Mary. Foix, Margaret de, Duchess d'Epernon. Fulvia, wife of Marc Antony. Galligal Leonora. Gethin, Lady Grace. Gonzaga, Cecilia de. Gonzaga, Eleonora. Gonzaga, Isabella de. Gonzaga, Julia. Gonzaga, Lucretia. Gray, Lady Jane. Grierson, Constantia. Guercheville, Madame de. Guillaume, Jacquette. Guillet, Pernette du. Guyon, Madame. Haerin, Lucia. Halket, Lady Anna. Harcourt, Harriet Euseria. Hardwick, Elizabeth. Hastings, Lady Elizabeth. Haywood, Elizabeth. Helena Flavia, mother of Constantine the Great. Heloise. Helpes. Heron, Cecilia. Hersilia. Hildegurdis. Hipparchia. Hopton, Susanna. Hortensia. Houlieres, Antonietta de la Garde des. Hyde, Ann. Hypatia. Inglis, Esther. Isabella, Queen of Hungary. Jane, Queen of France. Jardins, Mary Cartherine des. Jars, Mary de, Lady of Gournay. Julia Domna. Juliana, anchoret of Norwich. Killigrew, Anne. Killigrew, Katherine. Labe, Louise. Lambrun, Margaret. Landa, Catherine. Lane, Mrs. Jane. Leapor, Mary. Legge, Elizabeth. Leontium. Lionna. Longvie, Jaquiline de, Duchess of Montpensier. Lucar, Elizabeth. Lucretia. Lumley, Joanna Lady. Macaulay, Mrs. Maeroe. Magdelene de St. Nectaire. Maintenon, Madame de. Margaret de Valois, Queen of Navarre. Maria. Marinelli, Lucretia. Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary, Queen of Hungary. Mary, an Anglo-Norman poetess. Masham, Damaris Lady. Matoaks, or Matoaka. Moesa and Mannaea, Julia. Molsa, Tarquinia. Monk, Hon. Mrs. Morata, Olympia Fulvia. Mountfort, Countess of. Nemours, Duchess of. Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of. North, Hon. Mrs. Dudley. Norton, Lady Frances. Octavia, wife to Marc Antony. Octavia, wife to Nero. Oldfield, Mrs. Padilla, Maria Pacheco. Pakington, Dorothy Lady. Parthenai, Anne de. Parthenai, Catherine de. Paulina. Perilla. Perwich, Susanna. Phila. Philippa, Queen of England. Phillips, Katherine. Pilkington, Laetitia. Pix, Mrs. Poitiers, Diana de. Porcia, daughter of Cato. Pozzo, Modesto. Praxilla. Proba. Renata, Duchess of Ferrara. Rohan, Anne de. Rohan, Marie Eleonore de. Roland, Madame. Roper, Margaret, daughter of sir Thomas More. Roper, Mary. Rosares, Isabella de. Rowe, Mrs. Elizabeth. Rufina, Claudia. Russel, Lady Elizabeth. Russel, Lady Rachel. Sade, Laura. Sappho. Scala, Alexandra. Schurman, Anna Maria. Scudery, Madeline de. Seguier, Anne de. Semiramis. Seturman, Madame. Sevigne, Marchioness de. Seymour, Lady Arabella. Seymour, Ladies Ann, Margaret, and Jane. Sforza, Catherine. Sforza, Isabella. Sheridan, Mrs. Frances. Sophronia. Sulpicia, or Sulpitia. Sunderland, Countess of. Suze, Countess de la. Sydney, Mary, Countess of Pembroke. Tanaquil. Telesilia. Theano. Thomas Mrs. Thymele. Tishem, Catherine. Toliet, Elizabeth. Tymicha. Valeria. Valliere, Mademoiselle de la. Veturia. Vigne, Anne de la. Warwick, Countess of. Weston, Elizabeth Jane. Wharton, Anne. Winchelsea, Anne Kingsmill, Countess of. Zenobia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO022000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004290
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors