Waddington, Mary King
British diplomatic wife, ambassadress to France.
(b. c1857 d. June 30, 1923)
Wade, Joanna see Berckman, Evelyn Domenica
German opera patron
(b. 1897 d. March 5, 1980)
Australian war heroine, known as the White Mouse,' C.A. (2004).
Lebanese-American expert on medieval Islamic law.
((b. 1928, Bridgeport, Connecticut d. March 13, 1998, New York)
Anglo-Saxon queen, m. Cenred, King of Wessex, mother of King Ine (c661 728).
(b. c637 d. c670)
Merovingian saint, Abbess of St Peter, Metz.
(b. c625 d. May 5, c680, Metz, Lorraine)
German saint, sister of Luthard, Bishop of Paderborn. Benedictine nun at Abbey of Herswede.
(b. c790 d. Feb 25, 840, Herswede, near Paderborn)
Waldeck-Pyrmont, Helena von Nassau, Princess of
German political figure, had much influence over her husband Prince George III (1831 1893).
(b. Aug 12, 1831, Wiesbaden, Germany d. Oct 27, 1888, Pyrmont)
Waldegrave, Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess
British salon hostess at Carlton Gardens, and amateur actress.
(b. Jan 4, 1821, Tavistock Square, London d. July 5, 1879, London)
Waldegrave, Mary Dorothea Palmer, Countess of
British war worker, DBE (1918).
(b. 1850 d. Nov 8, 1933)
Flemish saint, first Abbess of Chateaulieu, m. St Vincent Madelgarius.
(b. c635 d. April 9, 686, Chateaulieu, Mons, Hainault)
Waldrada of Lucca
Italian countess, wife of Count Boniface I, founded and endowed the abbey of Lucca.
(fl. c770 780)
Waldrada of Nordgau
Carolingian queen of Lorraine 862 867, second wife of King Lothair II, formerly his concubine.
(b. c837 d. after April 9, 868, Abbey of Remriemont, Lorraine)
Waldrada of Tuscany
Dogaressa of Venice, wife of Doge Pietro IV Candiano (c930 976).
(fl. c970 979)
Empress of Ethiopia 1607 1652, m. (c1598) emperor Susenyos (1572 1632).
(b. c1584 d. 1660)
Walker, Janet Hays
American director of the York Theater Company 1969 1997.
(b. 1925, Shanghai, China d. Feb 20, 1997, Manhattan, New York)
Walker, Kath see Noonuccal, Oodgeroo
American novelist and educator, Fireweed (1934).
(b. May 2, 1905, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania d. May 27, 1998, Portland, Oregon)
(b. May 10, 1922 d. March 25, 1992)
Walladah bint al-Mustafki
(b. c1020 d. c1091)
Anglo-Saxon religieuse, sister of St Willibrord, Abbess of Eichstatt, Bavaria 761 779.
(b. c703, Kent, England Feb 25, d.779, Eichstatt, Bavaria)
Walters, Elizabeth Ogg
American public affairs author
(b. 1905, England d. Jan 14, 1992, Manhattan, New York)
Chinese empress, widow of emperor Yuandi, mother of Chengdi, aunt of usurper emperor Wang Mang.
(b. c71 B.C.E. d. 14 C.E.)
(b. c60 d. c10 B.C.E.)
Wantage, Harriet Sarah Lloyd-Lindsay, Lady
British author of a biography of her husband, Lord Wantage, V.C., K.C.B. : a Memoir.
(b. 1837 d. Aug 7, 1920)
Ward, Dame Genevieve
American tragedy actress and stage producer, Forget-me-not (1879). Memoirist, Before and Behind the Curtain (1918). DBE (1921).
(b. March 27, 1837, New York, USA d. Aug 18, 1922, London, England)
American swing vocalist
(b. Sept 19, 1916, New York d. April 21, 1998, Arlington, Virginia)
Ward, Henrietta Mary Adela
British animal and portrait painter, Mrs Fry visiting the prisoners in Newgate, dedicated to Queen Victoria.
(b. c1826 d. July 12, 1924, Chelsea, London)
Ward, Jean Templeton Reid, Lady
American-Anglo war worker, dau. of US ambassador Whitelaw Reid, CBE (1918).
(b. 1885 d. May 1, 1962)
Ward, Mary Augusta (Mrs Humphrey Ward)
(b. June 11, 1851, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
d. March 24, 1920, Stocks House, Tring, England)
Ward, Susanna Holyoke
American diarist, daughter of Mary Vial Holyoke.
(b. 1779 d. 1860)
Waresquiel, Henriette de Montesquiou-Fezensac, Comtesse de
French patrician, m. (1944) Comte Arnould de Waresquiel (1917 1995).
(b. March 4, 1921, Paris d. March 321, 2004)
Waters, Elizabeth Hannah
American modernist dancer and choreographer
(b. 1909, Salem, Oregon d. June 5, 1993, Echo Canyon, New Mexico)
Belgian-American still-life and flower painter
(b. 1886, Belgium d. Feb 8, 1980, New York, USA)
British writer, translator and childrens poet, The Oeconomy of Human Life, In Heroic Verse (1784).
(b. before July 5, 1768, Danetts Hall, near Leicester d. Feb 11, 1842, Leicester)
British novelist, Just Like Harvey (1996) and translator, Madame du Deffand and Her World (1994, Benedetta Craveri) : The Life of Astolphe de Custrine (1996, Anka Muhlstein)
(b. 1940, England)
British novelist, A Living Epitaph (1890) : The Strange Story of Hester Wynne (1899) : The Thunderbolt (1919) : A Brother of the Shadow (1926).
(b. c1853 d. Nov 26, 1926, Eastward House, Wimbledon Common, London)
Australian-Anglo author, Seven for a Secret (1922) : Precious Bane (1924).
(b. 1881, Leighton, Cressage, Shropshire, England d. Oct 8, 1927, London)
Webster, Amy Marjorie
(b. Jan 15, 1901 d. Feb 4, 1967)
Webster-Wedderburn, Frances Caroline Annesley, Lady
British poetic muse, mistress of Lord Byron. She was the Ginevra of his sonnets and the Medora of The Corsair (1814).
(b. 1791 d. Jan 22, 1837)
Wedeen, Shirley Ullman
American college academic and writer
(b. 1924 d. March 12, 1992, Brooklyn, New York)
British writer, niece of Charles Darwin, Life of John Wesley (1870) : The Message of Israel (1894).
(b. c1844 d. Nov 26, 1913)
Wedjebten see Udjebten
Anglo-Saxon saint, dau. of Alchfrith, king of Deira, abbess of St Peter, Gloucester.
(b. c660 d. Dec, c740)
Chinese writer and calligrapher, Book of One Hundred Beauties.
(b. c272 d. 350 C.E.)
Weigall, Rose Sophia Mary Fane, Lady
British editor, she published the letters of Lady Burghersh (later Countess of Westmorland), Correspondence 1813 1870 (1909).
(b. 1834 d. Feb 14, 1921)
Weik, Mary Hays
(b. 1898, Greencastle, Indiana d. Dec 25, 1979, Manhattan, New York)
Weiner, Annette Barbara
American anthropologist and academic
(b. 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania d. Dec 7, 1997, Greenwich Village, New York)
American educator, pioneer of higher education for women.
(b. 1905, New York d. Dec 24, 1997, Manhattan, New York)
Weir, Helen Stuart
(b. c1892 d. Oct 15, 1969)
Weisenfeld, Mildred Mosler
American activist for the blind
(b. 1921, Brooklyn, New York d. Dec 6, 1997, Manhattan, New York)
American writer and photographic editor
(b. 1922 d. March 23, 1992, New York)
Welcher, Amy Ogden
American churchwoman and centenarian.
(b. 1887 d. Feb 21, 1992)
(b. 1951 d. Oct, 1993)
Wellesley, Hyacinthe Gabrielle Fagan, Lady
French-Anglo actress, mistress and wife (1794) Richard, Lord Wellesley (1760 1842).
(b. 1760, Paris, France d. Nov 7, 1816, Teddesley, Staffordshire)
Wellesley, Marianne Caton, Lady
American-Anglo courtier, lady-in-waiting 1830 1837 to Queen Adelaide.
(b. 1790, Maryland, USA d. Dec 17, 1853, Hampton Court Palace, London)
American popular vocalist, The One Who Really Loves You : My Guy.
(b. May 13, 1943, Detroit, Michigan d. July 26, 1992, Los Angeles, California)
American child psychiatrist
(b. 1908, Fowler, Indiana d. Oct 28, 1980, New York)
Queen of Tibet, m. King Tsan Pu. Promoted close relations between Tibet and China.
(b. c630 d. after 679)
Chinese empress, wife of Taizong (d. 649) to whom she bore six sons.
(b. c601 d. 636)
Wendilgarda of Saxony
German saint, niece of emperor Henry I, abbess of Gandersheim 923 959.
(b. c892 d. 959)
Anglo-Saxon saint, abbess of March, Cambridgeshire.
(b. c850 d. c915)
Werburga (1) (Werburh)
Anglo-Saxon saint, dau. of Wulfhere, king of Mercia., nun at Ely and Tricengeham.
(b. c663 d. Feb 3, 700, Tricengeham)
Werburga (2) (Werburh)
Anglo-Saxon queen, widow of Ceolred, King of Mercia, was a nun for sixty-five years.
(b. c695 d. 783, Bardney Abbey)
British screenwriter, Marie Antoinette (1938) : The White Cliffs of Dover (1944).
(b. Jan 16, 1890, Nottingham, London d. April 11, 1943)
Westarp, Countess Heila von
Bavarian patrician, related to the royal family, murdered by revolutionaries.
(b. Jan 11, 1886 killed April 30, 1919, Munich, Bavaria)
Westminster, Anne Winifred Sullivan, Duchess of (Nancy)
British society figure, m. (1947) Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke (1879 1953).
(b. April 13, 1915 d. Aug 31, 2003, Lochmore)
Westmorland, Priscilla Anne Wellesley-Pole, Countess of (Lady Burghersh)
British letter writer, her correspondence with the Duke of Wellington was published by Lady Weigall in 1909.
(b. March 13, 1793 d. Deb 18, 1879, Portman Square, London)
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
(b. c1863 d. Sept 29, 1928)
American Democrat leader (1972) the first woman to lead a major political party.
(b. 1924, Utah d. Aug 18, 1997, American Fork, Utah)
Anglo-Saxon saint, sister of St Boniface, recluse in Anjou, France.
(b. c680, Crediton, Devon, Cornwall d. c730, Anjou)
British musician and vocalist, Betty Doxy in The Beggars Opera.
(fl. c1720 1729)
(b. 1910 d. June, 1998)
Wharncliffe, Elizabeth Caroline Mary Creighton, Lady
British letter writer
(b. 1779 d. 1856)
Wharncliffe, Maud Lilian Elfreda Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, Countess
British munitions manufacturer, master of the Ecclesfield Beagles from 1930.
(b. Aug 19, 1898 d. 1979)
Australian aboriginal community leader
(b. Sept 24, 1926, Cherbourg, QLD d. Dec 30, 2003, Robina, QLD)
(b. 1910, Pasadena, California d. Oct 14, 1980, Manhattan, New York)
Wheatley, Edith Grace
(b. c1886 d. Nov 28, 1970)
Wheeler, Eliza Matilda
Anglo-Indian mutiny victim, daughter of General Sir Hugh Wheeler, sister of Ulrica.
(b. 1835, Kanpur, India murd. by rebels, June 27, 1857, Kanpur)
Wheeler, Frances Matilda Marsden, Lady
Anglo-Indian mutiny victim, wife of General Sir Hugh Wheeler.
(b. c1795, Kanpur, India
murd. by rebels June 27, 1857, at the Sati Chowra Ghat, Kanpur)
Wheeler, Dame Olive Annie
(b. c1882 d. Sept 26, 1963)
Wheeler, Ulrica (Margaret Frances)
Anglo-Indian captive during the Indian Mutiny (1857), daughter of Sir Hugh Wheeler, she m. her captor Ali Khan, and lived quietly at Kanpur for the rest of her life, only admitting her true identity on her deathbed.
(b. 1839, Kanpur, India d. 1907, Kanpur)
(b. c1892 d. Sept 14, 1966)
White, Daisy (Margaret Isabel)
Australian diarist, travelled to Paris 1888 1889.
(b. March 22, 1871, Woodlands, near Denman, NSW d. 1903, Adelaide, SA)
Whitelaw, Anna Watt
(b. 1875 d. Aug 11, 1966)
New Zealand gymnast, magician and tightrope dancer
(b. Feb 5, 1855, Clare, Down, Ireland drowned Jan 17, 1875, Waitiki river, Oamaru, NZ)
British actress, the Absolutely Fabulous series.
(b. Nov 11, 1925, London)
Whitley, Kate Mary
(b. c1858 d. Aug 24, 1920)
American sex educator and educational administrator
(b. 1937, Iowa d. July16, 1993, Squam Lake, New Hampshire)
American character actress, The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) : Now Voyager (1942) : The Trouble With Angels (1966) : Sister Act (1992).
(b. 1910, St Louis, Missouri d. Oct 22, 1995, Los Angeles, California)
Wicks, Margaret Campbell Walker
(b. June 27, 1893 d. May 27, 1970)
Widener, Gertrude Douglas
American horsebreeder and socialite
(b. 1898 d. Feb 3, 1970)
American dance director and teacher
(b. 1908, Rice Lake, Wisconsin d. May 2, 1992, Greenwich Village, New York)
Wilcox, Ellen Wheeler
(b. 1855 d. Oct 28, 1919)
German religieuse, Abbess of Neidermunster.
(b. c871 d. 928)
Wilhelm, Eileen Vimy (Vim)
Australian volunteer and social activist, Federal director of UNICEF.
(b. 1919, Crystal Brook, near Adelaide, SA d. 2004)
Wilhelmina of Prussia
Princess and letter writer, favourite sister of Frederick III the Great, daughter of King Frederick William I, and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, the sister of George I, King of Great Britain 1714 - 1727. Her mother plotted for years to arrange her marriage with her cousin Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, son of George II, but it all came to naught, and she m. Henry Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth as his first wife.
(b. July 3, 1709, Berlin, Prussia d. Oct 14, 1758, Bayreuth, Brandenburg, Prussia)
Holy Roman empress 1705 1711, daughter of Johann Friederich of Brunswick-Luneburg, Duke of Hanover, she m. (1696) emperor Joseph I (1678 1711). Two daughters.
(b. April 21, 1673, Luneberg, Brunswick d. April 10, 1742, Vienna, Austria)
Electress Palatine of the Rhine 1680 1685, daughter of Frederick III, King of Denmark and Sophia Amalia of Brunswick-Luneburg, she m. (1671) elector Charles II (1651 1685). No children.
(b. June 20, 1650, Copenhagen, Denmark d. April 22, 1706, Lichtenberg, Germany)
Wilkinson, Dame Louisa Jane
(b. Dec 11, 1889 d. Dec 4, 1968)
Willa of Arles
Queen of Italy 950 963, m. (c934) Berengar II of Ivrea (c905 966).
(b. c919 d. c969, nun)
(b. c1876 d. Sept 3, 1924)
(b. c1871 d. Feb 16, 1919)
New Zealand missionary and civic activist
(b. April 29, 1801, Nottingham, London d. Oct 6, 1896, Hukarere, Napier, NZ)
Williamson, Jessie Margeurite
New Zealand feminist and welfare worker
(b. c1855, Dublin, Ireland d. July 26, 1937, Epsom)
Williberga of Ebersberg
German religieuse, widow of Weriand of Friuli, abbess of Geisenfeld 1061 1064.
(b. c995 d. Nov 25, 1064)
Willoughby de Eresby, Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie, Lady
British society figure, held the office of joint hereditary Great Chamberlain of England.
(b. Feb 16, 1761 d. Dec 29, 1828)
Wills, Edith Agnes
British local councillor
(b. Nov 21, 1892 d. April 7, 1970)
Wills, Dame Violet Edith
(b. c1878 d. Oct 26, 1964)
British author, Jephthahs Daughter. A Dramatic Poem (1783).
(fl. c1770 1783)
(b. 1913 d. Sept, 1992)
Wilson, Helen Ann
New Zealand civic leader, church and welfare patron
(b. c1793, Gibraltar d. June 24, 1871, New Plymouth, New Zealand)
Wilson-Fox, Eleanor Birch
(b. c1875 d. Oct 7, 1963)
Wilton, Mary Margaret Smith-Stanley, Countess of
British society beauty, painted by Lawrence and Chalon
(b. March 23, 1801 d. Dec 16, 1858, Egerton Lodge, nearr Melton Mowbray, London)
(b. June 3, 1946, Scarborough, Yorkshire)
Wiltrude of Lorraine
German saint, stepdaughter of Louis IV of France, first Benedictine abbess of Bergen, near Neuburg.
(b. 929 d. Jan 6, c986)
Wiltrude of Thaurn
German saint, daughter of Count Rapotho. First abbess of Hohenwart.
(b. c1030 d. c1081)
Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill, Countess of
British poet, The Spleen (1709) and A Nocturnall Reeverie. Miscellany Poems on Several Occasions (1713).
(b. April, 1661, near Southampton d. 1720, Sydmonton, near Newbury)
Windsor, Harriet Clive, Lady
British peeress, thirteenth holder of the barony of Windsor 1855 1869.
(b. July 30, 1797 d. Nov 9, 1869)
Welsh saint, abbess of Holywell, Flint, and of Gwytherin.
(b. c680 d. Nov 3, c755)
Winship, Joanne Tree
American film and television actress, Mad about Music (1938) : Robert Montgomery Presents.
(b. 1924, New York d. Aug 3, 1997, New York)
American novelist, author of Forever Amber, which was made into a film (1947) directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Cornell Wilde and Linda Darnell in the title role.
(b. Oct 16, 1919, Olivia, Minnesota - d. May 26, 2003, New York City)
American actress, A Place in the Sun (1951) : The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) : The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and memoirist, The Best of Times, the Worst of Times (1989).
(b. Aug 18, 1922, St Louis, Missouri)
British actress, The Glass Slipper (1955) : Dead Ringer (1964) : Murder by Death (1976).
(b. Jan 24, 1883, Lee, England d. 1984)
Wise, Gloria E.
Black American social and youth worker, anti-racial activist.
(b. 1932, Manhattan, New York d. June 7, 1993, the Bronx, New York)
Wister, Fanny Kemble
American author, editor, and family historian
(b. 1910 d. April 27, 1992, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
American colonial diarist
(b. 1761 d. 1804)
Anglo-Saxon saint, daughter of Anna, king of East Anglia, recluse at East Dereham.
(b. c646 d. 743)
British actress, Crime Over London (1934) : It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) : Time After Time (1985).
(b. March 12, 1917, Karachi, India)
American actress, Marie Antoinette (1938) : The Women (1939).
(b. Jan 5, 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana d. Nov 17, 1957, Las Cruces, New Mexico)
American actress, Legally Blonde.
(b. March 22, 1976, Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Flemish saint, Benedictine abbess of Bigaerode, near Brussels
(b. c1106 d. Dec 17, 1170)
British actress and television writer, Pat and Margaret (1994) : Dinnerladies (1998).
(b. March 19, 1953, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire)
British letter writer and diarist, relative of author James Woodforde.
(b. 1789 d. 1853)
British domestic diarist, related to author James Woodforde.
(b. 1757 d. 1830)
Woodruff, Myra DeHaven
American educator, specialist in child development
(b. 1896, Ogden, Utah d. March 13, 1992, Medford, New Jersey)
British ballet dancer and teacher
(b. Aug 3, 1926, Folkestone, Kent d. July 8, 1999, Canterbury, Kent)
Worthington, Marjorie Muir
(b. 1898 d. Feb 17, 1976)
Wright, Louise Leonard
American feminist and womens rights advocate
(b. 1894, Wilmette, Illinois d. April 17, 1992, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Carolingian saint, Abbess of Nivelles 652 669.
(b. 639 d. Nov 23, 669)
Anglo-Saxon nun at Worcester, she was the mother of St Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (c1008 1095).
(b. c985 d. c1030)
Wulfhilda see also Ulfhilda
Wulfhilda of Saxony
German heiress, m. (1095) Henry the Black, Duke of Bavaria (1074 1126).
(b. 1073, Altdorf d. Dec 29, 1126, Altdorf)
Breton saint, abbess of Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall, England.
(b. c510 d. c560)
Wurttemburg, Francisca Theresa von Bernardin, Duchess of
German courtier, mistress and morganatic wife of Duke Charles Eugene (1728 1793).
(b. 1745, Adelsmannfelden Castle, near Aalen d. Jan 1, 1811, Kircheim Castle)
Wu Zetian (Wu Hou)
Empress regnant of China 690 705 (abdicated).
(b. 625 d. 705)
Anglo-American actress, Forever Amber (1947).
(b. Oct 26, 1881, London - d. June 6, 1956, New York)
Wytsman, Juliette Trullemans
(b. 1860 d. 1925)