Gabain, Ethel Leontine
British portrait painter, painted Flora Robson (1933) and Edith Evans (1935).
(b. c1882, Le Havre, France - d. Jan 30, 1950)
Gabor, Jolie (Countess de Siegethy)
Hungarian-American society figure, mother of actresses Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor.
(b. 1899, Budapest, Hungary - d. 1997)
American writer, The Blue Jingle Book (1908) : The Art of Conversation (1909).
(fl. c1900 - 1919, b. Utica, New York)
American children's writer and illustrator, Sue Sew-and-Sew (1932) : Chubby's First Year (1960).
(b. May 24, 1907, New Ulm, Minnesota. - d. Oct 12, 1979, Crescent City, Florida.)
American children's writer, illustrator, translator, and artist, The ABC Bunny (1933).
(b. March 11, 1893, New Ulm, Minnesota - d. June 27, 1946)
Gage, Frances Dana
American writer, poet, and reformer, Poems (1867) : Steps Upward (1870).
(b. Oct 12, 1808, Marietta, Ohio - d. Nov 10, 1844)
African ruler, regent for her grandson Bathoen II, King of the Bangwaketse 1916 - 1924.
(b. c1865 - d. 1924)
Gahagan, Jayne D.
American public relations executive, editor, and author, Dialysis and You (1974)
(b. 1929 - d. June 5, 1983, Evanston, Illinois)
Gaila of Friuli
Duchess of Bavaria, daughter of Duke Gisulf and Romilda of Lombardy. Captured and sold into slavery by the conquering Avars (611) she was later redeemed and m. Duke Garivald II of Bavaria.
(b. c594 - d. c620)
Gaines, Ruth Louise
American social reformer and author, Little Light (1911) : Ladies of Grecourt (1920).
(b. 1877, Litchfield, Connecticut)
Gainsborough, Frances Jocelyn, Countess of
British courtier, lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, V.A. (2nd class).
(b. 1814 - d. May 12, 1885)
Norman dynastic wife, daughter of Robert, Count of Alife. She m. (1116) Duke William II of Apulia. No children, but the couple remained devotedly attached. When he was assassinated (June, 1127), as a public display of her great grief, the duchess had her long hair cut off and placed in his coffin.
(b. c1101 - d. after June, 1127)
Italian vocalist, equally at ease in soprano or contralto roles.
(fl. c1700 - 1720)
Italian-French courtier and political figure, favourite of Marie de Medici.
(b. 1571 - beheaded July 8, 1617, Paris)
Roman Augusta 69 C.E., m. Vitellius (14 - 69 C.E.) whom she survived. Her son Germanicus was put to death, but her daughter was provided with a dowry by Vespasian.
(b. c35 - d. after 70 C.E.)
Galitzina, Adelaide Amalia von Schmettau, Princess
German Pietist leader in Munster.
(b. Aug 28, 1748, Berlin, Prussia - d. Aug 24, 1806, Munster)
Gallerande, Anne Laskarina, Marquise de
French courtier, daughter of Claude Laskaris, Comte de Tende and his second wife Francoise de Foix-Candale. She m. (1) 1556, Giacomo di Saluzzo, Comte de Miolans (d. 1569) : m. (2) Antoine de Clermont d'Amboise, Marquis de Renel (d. 1572), killed during the Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day : m. (3) 1573, Georges de Clermont, Marquis de Gallerande.
(b. 1542 - d. after Feb 11, 1594)
Galletti di Cadilhac, Margaret Isabella Cellier, Contessa
Anglo-Italian author, Our Home on the Adriatic (1886) : Annals of an Italian Village (1896).
(b. 1846 - d. June 27, 1928)
Gallifet, Florence Lafitte, Marquise de
French society patron and Second Empire courtier, m.General Gaston de Gallifet.
(b. c1834 - d. 1901)
Ganay, Ghislaine de Froissard de Broissia, Comtesse de
French society figure, m. (1948) Comte Louis de Ganay (1912 - 1995).
(b. March 10, 1921, Paris - d. April 25, 2004)
Gand, Marie Josephine Felicite de La Rochefoucald-Bayers, Vicomtesse de
French society figure, m. (1785) Charles Francois Gabriel, Vicomte de Gand.
(b. c1761 - d. after 1828)
Gandia Eleonora de Castro, Duchess de
Spanish courtier, lady-in-waiting to Empress Isabella, wife of emperor Charles V, m. St Francisco de Borja
(b. 1512, Torram - d. March 27, 1547, Gandia)
American Communist aide and editor, Political Affairs.
(b. 1906, Poland - d. March 4, 1970, New York)
Gant, Alice de
Norman heiress, wife of Roger de Mowbray.
(b. c1130 - d. c1180)
Chinese empress, the wife of Emperor Yinzong, ruled as regent for her son Shenzong and grandson, Zhezong. (b. c1030 - d. 1093)
Garbisch, Bernice Chrysler
American art collector and philanthropist.
(b. 1907 - d. Dec 11, 1997, Cambridge, Md.)
Swedish film actress
(b. Sept 18, 1905 - d. 1990)
(b. 1909, Tiflis, Georgia - d. Jan 28, 1997, De Kalb, Illinois)
Scottish operatic soprano
(b. Feb 20, 1877, Aberdeen, Scotland - d. Jan 3, 1967, Aberdeen)
American historical and mystery novelist, West of the River (1941).
(b. 1894, Colorado - d. Dec 4, 1979, Buffalo)
British academic and writer, specialist in Byzantine history and culture.
(b. 1854, Hackney, London - d. Nov 11, 1927)
British ornithologist, secretary Royal Society for the Protection of Birds 1900 - 1935.
(b. c1867, Gorleston, Suffolk - d. March 1, 1941)
Italian public figure, formerly Contessa Raimondi, the wife of patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882).
(b. 1842 - d. 1919)
British sculptor, painter, and poet
(b. May 24, 1903 - d. April 17, 1998)
British novelist, The Infamous John Friend (1909).
(b. Dec 3, 1869 - d. Aug 8, 1946)
Mexican novelist, dramatist, and writer, Recollections of Things to Come (1969).
(b. 1920, Puebla, near Mexico City, Mexico - d. Aug 22, 1998, Mexico City)
British actress, Pride and Prejudice (1940) : Blossoms in the Dust (1941) : Mrs Miniver (1942).
(b. Sept 29, 1903, London - d. April 6, 1996, Dallas, Texas)
Gascoigne, Laura Gwendolen
British writer, Among Pagodas and Fair Ladies, CBE (1918).
(b. c1867 - d. July 10, 1949)
Queen of Yamhad, the wife of King Yarim-Lim. Their daughter Shibtu became the wife of Zimri-Lim, king of Larsa. The queen's income was supplemented from the country's valuable copper mines.
(fl. c1770 B.C.E.)
American novelist and dramatist, We Are Seven (1915) : The Poor Little Rich Girl (1916).
(b. Sept 26, 1875, Shakopee, Minnesota - d. March 7, 1951)
Gates, Josephine Scribner
American children's author, The Story of Live Dolls (1901) : Sunshine Annie (1910).
(b. Sept 12, 1859, Mt Vernon, Ohio - d. Aug 21, 1930)
British children's writer and botanist, Parables from Nature (1855 - 1871) : History of British Seaweeds (1863).
(b. 1809, Burnham, Essex - d. 1873)
Gauer, Mary Virginia
(b. 1906 - d. Jan, 1992)
Timurid queen, killed for supporting the claims of her great-grandson.
(b. c1378 - assassinated 1459)
Australian novelist and travel writer, Kirkham's Find (1897) : The End of the Earth.
(b. 1861, Chiltern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - d. Jan, 1942, London, England)
Gautherot, Louisa Deschamps
French violinist, performed with the clarinetist Mahon.
(b. c1763 - d. 1808)
French writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist, Surrealisme et sexualite (1971).
French woman of letters, daughter of Theophile Gautier. Author of Parsifal.
(b. c1846 - d. Dec, 1917)
British educator, headmistress of Wimbledon Hill School 1908 - 1918.
(b. c1862, Kandy, Ceylon - d. May 2, 1928)
British stage and film actress, The Whirligig (1919).
(b. Jan 7, 1883 - d. Sept 13, 1945)
Gaynor, Florence Small
American hospital administrator
(b. 1921 - d. Sept 16, 1993)
Gell, Edith Mary
British novelist, The Forces of the Spirit (1908) : Wedded Life (1917).
(b. 1860 - d. April 17, 1944)
Gellhorn, Martha Ellis
American war journalist and author
(b.1908 - d. Feb 15, 1998)
British society figure, later the wife of the Marques de Casa Maury.
(b. 1898 - d. 1986)
Japanese empress regnant 707 - 715 (abdicated) daughter of Emperor Tenchi.
(b. 661 - d. 722)
Japanese empress regnant 715 - 724 (abdicated) sister of emperor Mommu.
(b. 680 - d. 748)
Albanian writer of folk tales
(b. 1856, Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily - d. 1919)
American first professional female umpire.
(b. 1931 - d. 1992, Pembroke Pines, Florida)
Gerard, Emily (Mme Laszowski)
Scottish novelist and literary critic, Beggar My Neighbour (1882).
(b. May 7, 1849, Rocksoles - d. Jan 11, 1905)
Gerberga of Ostrevant
Carolingian nun, the daughter of Count Richomir and his wife Gertrude of Scheldt. She m. (c604) Ega, Neustrian mayor of the Palace (c575 - 646). Third abbess of Hamage from 649.
(b. c587 - d. after 650)
Gerberga of Saxony (1)
Princess, daughter of Duke Luidolf, Abbess of Gandersheim 874 - 896.
(b. 841 - d. July 24, 896, Abbey of Gandersheim, near Goslar)
Gerberga of Saxony (2)
Queen of France 939 - 954, m. Louis IV. Mother of King Lothair (941 - 986).
(b. 913, Abbey of Nordhausen, Saxony - d. May 5, 984, Rheims, Marne, near Paris)
German Lieder singer
(b. Nov 11, 1883, Leipzig, Saxony - d. Jan 11, 1961, London, England)
Germon, Maria Vincent
Anglo-Indian memoirist, Journal of the Siege of Lucknow (1870).
(fl. 1851 - 1870)
Gersende of Maine
French heiress, daughter of Count Herbert I. Ruled as regent for her son Hugh V 1069 - 1070.
(b. c1027 - d. 1070, Maine)
Hungarian coloratura soprano, pupil of Madame Marchesi, toured Europe and USA 1878 - 1890. Lost her voice and established a singing school in Berlin.
(b. June 16, 1857, Kaschau, Hungary - d. Aug 20, 1920, Bologna, Italy)
Gertrude of Austrasia
Carolingian nun, the daughter of Pepin I of Landen, Duke of Austrasia, and his wife Doda of Saxony. She became third abbess of St Mont, near Remriemont, Lorraine. Traditionally regarded as a saint, her cult was approved by Pope Leo IX (1051).
(b. c608 - d. 675)
Gertrude of Haldensleben
German heiress, the daughter of Count Conrad. She m. (1) Frederick, Count of Formbach (c1020 - 1059) : m. (2) Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (1020 - 1072). Maternal grandmother of Lothair II of Supplinburg, Holy Roman emperor.
(b. 1034 - d. 1116)
Gertrude of Hohenberg see Anna
Gertrude of Meran
Queen consort of Hungary 1203 - 1213, wife of Andrew II. Mother of St Elizabeth. She was assassinated either by nobles offended at the number of her German retinue, or during a palace coup, in which she bravely exposed herself to the blows of the murderers in order to give her husband time to escape.
(b. 1188 - d. Sept 28, 1213)
Gertrude of Poland (1)
Princess, daughter of King Mieszko II Lambert 1025 - 1034, and his wife Richesa of Lorraine, the granddaughter of the Holy Roman emperor Otto II 973 - 983. She m. (1043) Izyslav I Jaroslavitch, Grand Prince of Kiev (1025 - 1078).
(b. c1026 - d. Jan 4, 1108)
Gertrude of Poland (2)
Princess, the daughter of King Vladislav I Hermann 1081 - 1092 and his third wife Judith of Saxony, daughter of the Holy Roman emperor Henry III. She m. (c1110) Henry IV, Duke of Carinthia (c1070 - 1123). No children. (b. 1092 - d. before 1123)
Gertrude of Poland (3)
Princess, the daughter of Duke Boleslav III and his second wife Salome of Berg-Schelkingen. Became a nun (1139) at the Praemonstratensian convent of Zwietfalten. She had a strong reputation for religious sanctity, and was long venerated at Zwietfalten. Honoured as a saint (May 7).
(b. 1123 - d. 1160)
Gertrude of Scheldt
Carolingian nun, daughter of Margrave Ansbert and his first wife Dua of Alemannia. She m. c586 Richimir, Count of Ostrevant (d. after 607). During widowhood she became second Abbess of Hamage 634 - 649, being succeeded in office by her granddaughter Eusebia.
(b. c567 - d. Dec 6, 649, Abbey of Hamage, near Douai)
French contralto vocalist, studied under Madame Viardot-Garcia and Elie Miriam Delaborde. Performed Canada, Paris, Brussels, Manhattan Opera Company, New York 1911 - 1912, and Chicago 1913 - 1914.
(b. 1882, Orthez, France - d. 1915, New York)
Dutch pianist, pupil of Xaver Scharwenka in Berlin. Performed in London and America.
(b. Dec 15, 1874, Batavia, Java, Indonesia)
Gethin, Grace Norton, Lady
English writer, author of Reliquiae Gethinianae (copies of the essays of Francis Bacon).
(b. 1676 - d. Oct 11, 1697)
Gex, Lyonette de
French heiress, brought the fief of Gez, in the Jura, nr Switzerland to the Joinville family.
(b. c1225 - d. Nov 16, 1302)
Romanian writer, her pseudonym Dora d'Istria. Des Femmes per une Femme (1869).
(b. 1827, Bucharest, Romania - d. 1888, Florence, Italy)
Ghistelles, Louise Elisabeth de Melun, Princesse de
French courtier, lady-in-waiting to the unmarried daughters of Louis XV.
(b. Jan 1, 1738 - d. after 1788)
Swiss sculptor's model, wife of Alberto Giacometti.
(b. 1913, Switzerland - d. Sept 19, 1993, Paris, France)
Italian-American soprano vocalist, studied with Marcella Sembrich., performed in Europe, London, USA as Aida 1935 - 1936, Australia, New Zealand and the Salzburg Festival. She was sister to the composer Vittorio Giannini (b. 1903).
(b. Dec 19, 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Gibbons, Stella Dorothea
British poet, novelist, and writer, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) : The Snow Woman (1969).
(b. Jan 5, 1902, London - d. Dec 19, 1989, London)
Gibbs, Helen Margaret Leslie, Lady
British civic activist, CBE (1961).
(b. 1902 - d. 1979)
Gibson, Margaret Dunlop
Scottish traveller and photographer, founded Westminster Theological College, Cambridge.
(b. c1853, Irvine, Ayrshire - d. Jan 11, 1920)
(b. March 6, 1898 - d. March 3, 1975, Munich, Bavaria)
Giffard, Sophie Catherine Street, Lady
British military nurse, honoured for her service during the Boer War 1900 - 1902.
(b. c1856 - d. Feb 14, 1947, Finmere, Buckinghamshire)
Gila of Margere
Norman-Anglo nun, prioress of Harrold, Bedfordshire.
(fl. 1188 - after 1205)
Gilbert, Rosa Mulholland, Lady
Irish writer, Spirit and Dust (poems) : Narcissa's Ring (1915) (novel).
(b. c1865, Belfast, Ireland - d. April, 1921)
Gilchrist, Constance (Connie)
British actress and dancer, performed pantomime and burlesque, m. Lord Orkney.
(b. 1863 - d. 1946)
Gilder, Jeannette Leonard
American literary agent and critic, correspondent of the Chicago Times 1888 - 1916.
(b. Oct 8, 1849, Flushing, Queens, New York - d. Jan 17, 1916)
Italian anatomist, invented process to study the circulatory system.
(b. 1306, Periceto, Italy - d. March 26, 1326, Bologna)
Australian journalist and author, Wool and Ships (1958) : A History of the Lyceum Club (1975).
(b. Aug 28, 1902, Mansfield, Victoria - d. May 15, 1999, Melbourne)
British painter, writer, and editor, A World Away (1970) : Peake's Progress (1978).
(b. c1905, London - d. Aug 3, 1983)
(b. 1908 - d. May 24, 1987)
Italian vocalist who performed in London, being celebrated as 'la Isabella.'
(fl. c1690 - c1700)
Girbes, Josefa Naval
Spanish saint, Third Order Carmelite. Beatified (1988).
(b. 1820, Valencia - d. 1893)
Giscard d' Estaing, Anne Aymone
French First Lady 1974 - 1981 the wife of President Valery Giscard d' Estaing.
(b. April 10, 1933, Paris)
Gisela of Austria
Archduchess, daughter of emperor Franz Joseph, m. (1875) Prince Leopold of Bavaria.
(b. July 12, 1856, Laxenburg Castle - d. July 27, 1932, Munich, Bavaria)
Gisela of Friuli
Carolingian princess and heiress, the elder daughter of emperor Berengar I and Bertilla of Spoleto, m. Adalbert I, Margrave of Ivrea (c870 - 923/24). Mother of Berengar II, King of Italy (c910 - 966) and of Bertha, abbess of San Sisto, Piacenza.
(b. c880 - d. June 13, 910)
Gisela of Swabia
Holy Roman empress 1034 - 1039, m. (1016) emperor Conrad II (990 - 1039).
(b. Nov 11, 985 - d. Feb 14, 1043)
Gisela of Vienne (Guille, Willa)
Queen of Burgundy, the daughter of Boso II of Vienne, king of Provence, and his first wife Hildegarde, daughter of emperor Charles II ' the Bald', m. (1) Rudolf I, king of Burgundy (b. 857 - d. 912) : m. (2) (div.) Hugh of Arles, King of Italy (c880 - 947).
(b. c865 - d. June 14, 929)
(b. Oct 14, 1893)
British educator, dau. of PM William Gladstone, vice-principal of Newnham College, Cambridge 1882 - 1896.
(b. Aug 28, 1849 - d. Aug 19, 1925)
American novelist and poet, The Ancient Law (1908) : Barren Ground (1925).
(b. April 22, 1874, Richmond, Virginia - d. Nov 21, 1945).
American dramatist and novelist, Alison's House (1930).
(b. July 1, 1882, Davenport, Iowa - d. July 27, 1948)
Glass, Ruth Adele
(b. 1912 - d. 1990)
Gleichen, Lady Feodora
British sculptor, notably the King Edward VII Memorial, at Windsor.
(b. 1861, London - d. Feb 22, 1922)
Gleichen, Sylvia Gay Edwardes, Lady
British courtier, sister-in-law to Lady Feodora (above). She was lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria 1897 - 1901 and to Queen Alexandra 1901 - 1910.
(b. Feb 16, 1880 - d. Oct 27, 1942)
Glismode of Saxony
German founder of the Benedictine abbey of Ozzian, Friuli, Italy.
(fl. c990 - c1000)
Gloucester, Eleanor de Cobham, Duchess of
English royal, wife of Duke Humphrey (1391 - 1447). Prosecuted for witchcraft.
(b. c1402, Sterborough Castle, Kent - d. 1454, Peel Castle, Isle of Man)
Gloucester, Mabel FitzHamon, Countess of
Norman heiress and patron, founder of Benedictine priory of St James, Bristol.
(b. c1106 - d. 1157)
Glover, Elizabeth Rosetta Butler-Scott, Lady
British writer, Lest We Forget Them and Memories of Four Continents.
(b. c1844, Ireland - d. Feb, 1927)
Glover, Julia Lestarjette
American children's author, Children of Greycourt (1928) : Silver Trumpets (1938).
(b. Sept 25, 1866, Chester, South Carolina - d. after 1946)
Glover, Sarah Ann
British composer and author, she invented and wrote concerning the Tonic Sol-fa system of notation.
(b. 1785, Norwich - d. 1867, Malvern)
Gluck, Alma (Reba Fierson)
Romanian soprano vocalist, made her debut in New York (1909), member of Metropolitan Opera 1909 - 1912, m. Efrem Zimbalist, the violinist.
(b. May 11, 1866, Bucharest, Romania - d. Oct 26, 1938, New York, USA)
Glueck, Eleanor Touroff
American criminologist and author, 500 Delinquent Women (1938).
(b. April 12, 1898, New York)
Glyn, Alice Coralie
British author on humanitarian and public housing issues.
(b. c1864 - d. Sept 28, 1928)
Glynn, Prudence Jane Loveday (Lady Windlesham)
British activist and author
(b. Jan 22, 1935 - d. Sept 14, 1986)
Gmeiner, Lula Mysz
German alto vocalist, noted as a Lieder singer, she studied under Olga Grigorourcz and Emilie Herzog.
(b. Aug 16, 1876, Kronstadt, Prussia)
British pianist and composer, child prodigy, retired 1880.
(b. Jan 12, 1836, St Servan, near St Malo, Brittany - d. April 6, 1922, Boulogne, France)
American author, A Dictionary of American Slang (1926) : Better to Burn (1935).
(b. Feb 18, 1897, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
American actress, The Women (1939) : So Proudly We Hail (1943).
(b. June 3, 1905, Whitestone Landing, New York - d. April 24, 1990, Switzerland)
British tennis player
(b. 1896 - d. June 19, 1992, Wimbledon, London)
American novelist, South of the Border (1940) : Give Us Our Dream (1947).
(b. Nov 9, 1905, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Anglo-Indian vocalist, wife of T.H. Webb, Professor of Music.
(b. c1865, Calcutta, India - d. 1922, Calcutta)
Gonzaga, Margherita di
Italian princess, wife (1435) of Lionello d'Este. Painted by Pisanello.
(b. c1415, Mantua, Italy - d. July 3, 1439)
Goodale, Dora Read
American poet, sister of Elaine Eastman, with whom she wrote, Apple Blossoms : Verses of Two Children (1878). Author of Test of the Sky (1926).
(b. Oct 29, 1866, Washington, Massachusetts - d. after 1946)
Goodeve, Florence Everilda
British composer and lyricist, Ah, Well a Day and Come Again.
(b. c1850 - d. Jan 15, 1916)
Goodman, Nena Manach
American miniaturist, and floral and oil painter, philanthropist
(b. 1909, Tembleque, Spain - d. March 19, 1998, Port Chester, New York)
British pianist, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Theodor Leschetizky. Toured wideley, m. (1903) Arthur Hinton (b. 1869) the violinist.
(b. June 18, 1872, Watford)
Byzantine patron, sister of emperor Maurice. Founded abbey of St Mamas.
(b. c556 - d. after 602)
Gordon, Elizabeth Brodie, Duchess of
Scottish devotional writer
(b. June 20, 1794, London - d. Jan 31, 1864, Huntley Lodge, Strathbogie, Aberdeen)
Gordon, Maude Turner
American actress, The Last of Mrs Cheyney (1929) : Marie Antoinette (1938).
(b. Nov 10, 1868, Franklin, Indiana - d. Jan 12, 1940, Los Angeles, California)
Gordon, Mildred Kobrin
American cell biologist
(b. 1919, Manhattan, New York - d. Aug 23, 1993, Manhattan)
Gordon-Cumming, Constance Fredereka (Eka)
Scottish traveller and author, Fire Fountains of Hawaii : Two Happy Years in Ceylon.
(b. May 26, 1837, Altyre - d. Sept 4, 1924)
Gordon-Lennox, Dame Blanche
British organizer of ambulance service in France during WW I, DBE (1919).
(b. 1864 - d. Aug 17, 1945)
Gore-Booth, Eva Selina
Irish poet and writer, sister of Countess Markievicz, The Egyptian Pillar : The Sword of Justice.
(b. 1870 - d. June 30, 1926)
Gorst, Nina Cecilia Francesca
British novelist and dramatist, The Thief on the Cross (1908) : The Misbegotten (1921).
(b. Nov 2, 1869 - d. Oct 19, 1926)
Goyaz, Isabel Maria de Alcantara Brasiliera, Duchess de
Spanish grandee, daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil. Legitimated 1826.
(b. April 4, 1824, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - d. Nov 13, 1898, Murnau, Upper Bavaria)
Graffigny, Francoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt, Dame de
French literary figure, patron of Voltaire
(b. 1695 - d. 1758)
Scottish heiress, countess of Strathearn, wife of Archibald, 5th Earl of Douglas (d. 1439).
(b. 1405 - d. before Nov 1, 1468)
American actress, The Guru.
(b. Jan 29, 1970)
Gramont, Beatrix de Choiseul-Stainville, Duchesse de
French courtier of Louis XV, political player, and Revolutionary victim
(b. 1730 - guillotined April 17, 1794, Paris)
Gramont, Diane d'Andouins de Louvigny, Comtesse de (La Belle Corisande)
French courtier, the mistress of King Henry IV.
(b. 1554 - d. Feb, 1621).
Gramont, Francoise Margeurite du Plessis de Chivre, Duchesse de
French courtier of Louis XIII and XIV.
(b. 1608 - d. May 2, 1689, Paris)
Gramont, Marie Louise de Gramont, Duchesse de
French heiress, the daughter of Louis Antoine VI, Duc de Gramont. She m. her first cousin Duc Antoine VII Antonin (1722 - 1801) and was the mother of Louis Antonin de Gramont, Duc de Lesparre (c1743 - 1795).
(b. July 26, 1723 - d. Jan 11, 1756)
Grancey, Eve de
French patrician, wife of Fulk I d'Aigremont. Grandmother of St Bernard of Clairvaux.
(fl. 1030 - c1060)
American Republican chairwoman
(b. 1914, Port Chester - d. Aug 13, 1992, the Bronx, New York)
Grant, Isabel Frances
Scottish historian, Highland Folk Ways : Along a Highland Road.
(b. July 21, 1887 - d. Sept 19, 1983, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Granville, Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish, Countess
British diplomatic wife, Letters 1810 - 1845 (1894).
(b. 1785 - d. Nov 25, 1862)
Grathwol, Marie von
German morganatic wife (1861) Prince Karl of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1829 - 1907), she was later created Baroness von Bronn (1890).
(b. Feb 1, 1837, Weikersheim - d. May 19, 1901, Salzburg, Austria)
Italian Franciscan nun and saint, died aged 112 years.
(b. 1494 - d. 1606)
Irish-American avante-garde interior designer
(b. 1882 - d. 1979)
Gray, Eveleen Smith, Lady
Scottish peeress, nineteenth holder of the barony of Gray (cr. 1445).
(b. May 3, 1841, Dresden, Sxony - d. Dec 24, 1918)
English Lollard heretic
(b. c1450 - burned at the stake, May, 1511)
Green, Elsie Elizabeth Santoin
British theatrical director, As You Like It (1953).
(b. Feb 7, 1904, St Marylebone, London - d. Nov 6, 1997)
Green, Henrietta Howland Robinson (Hetty)
American financier and miserly eccentric, the ' Witch of Wall Street'.
(b. Nov 21, 1835, New Bedford, Massachusetts - d. July 2, 1916, Bellow Falls, Vermont)
Greenbie, Marjorie Barstow
American historian, My Dear Lady : the Story of Anna Ella Caroll, the Great, Unrecognized Member of Lincoln's Cabinet (1940)
(b. 1891, Jersey City - d. Jan 28, 1976, Bangor, Maine)
American actress, Ace High (1917) : Mark of the Frog (1928).
(b. 1896, New York - d. Oct 10, 1947, Oakland, California)
Australian feminist and author, The Female Eunuch (1970) : The Obstacle Race (1979) : The Change (1990).
(b. Jan 29, 1939, Melbourne, Victoria)
Gregory, Mercedes (Chiquita)
German-American film producer and avant-garde theatrical promoter.
(b. 1935, Bremen, Germany - d. Feb 10, 1992, New York, USA)
Grey, Amabel Yorke, Countess de
British peeress, first holder of the earldom of de Grey 1816 - 1833.
(b. Jan 22, 1750 - d. May 4, 1833)
American film and radio actress, The Sea Spoilers (1936).
(b. 1917 - d. July 25, 1993, San Diego, California)
Grey of Fallodon, Pamela Adelaide Genevieve Wyndham, Lady
British society figure and writer, Sargent painted her and her two sisters as The Three Graces.
(b. Jan 14, 1871 - d. Nov 18, 1928)
Grierson, Margaret Storrs
American archivist, director of the Sophia Smith Collection 1942 - 1965.
(b. 1900, Denver, Colorado - d. Dec 12, 1997, Leeds, Massachusetts)
British editor of Woman magazine 1940 - 1963, OBE.
(b. April 11, 1906, Ayrshire, Scotland - d. Feb 19, 1998)
British actress, Devotion (1946) : Saratoga Trunk (1946) : Billy Liar (1963).
(b. April 26, 1878, Sheffield, Yorkshire - d. Sept 9, 1975, London)
Grignan, Francoise Margeurite de Sevigne, Comtesse de
French letter writer, she corresponded with her mother, Madame de Sevigne.
(b. 1646 - d. Aug 16, 1705)
British cookery writer, Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book (1979).
(b. March 13, 1928, Gloucester - d. March 12, 1990, Wiltshire)
Grimberghe, Florentina Margaretha von Renesse, Comtesse de
Flemish patrician and heiress of the fief of Ecaussines. Mother of seventeen children.
(b. 1621 - d. Feb 24, 1665)
Grimes, Mary Katharine
British Church of England official and suffragist.
(b. Sept 26, 1861, Funchal, Madeira - d. Jan 10, 1921)
Irish Christian martyr, killed with her companion Proba.
(d. c450 C.E., Laon, Picardy, France)
Grimwade, Mabel Louise Kelly, Lady
Australian philanthropist, patron of the University of Melbourne, Victoria.
(b. 1884, Melbourne, Victoria - d. Sept 6, 1973)
Grossman, Roberta Bender
(b. 1945, Brooklyn, New York - d. March 13, 1992, Manhattan)
British actress, Satan and the Woman (1928) : Merely Mr Hawkins (1938).
(b. Oct 4, 1891, Teddington, Middlesex, England)
Queen of Scotland, the granddaughter of King Malcolm II, she m. (1032) Macbeth (1005 - 1057) and was the mother of King Lulach 1057 - 1058, by her first husband. Shakespeare's ' Lady Macbeth' is entirely fictional.
(b. c1013 - d. before Aug 15, 1057)
Grylls, Rosalie Glyn (Lady Mander)
British biographer, Mary Shelley (1938) : Portrait of Rossetti (1964).
(b. 1905, London - d. Nov 2, 1988)
Italian physician and medical writer, author of De Febribus and De Urinis.
(fl. c1200 - 1220)
Abyssinian queen, ruler of the Axumites, being chief or queen of the Agau. She overthrew the Christian kingdom of Aksum, driving them from northern Abyssinia, and oppressed the Christian population. Soon after however, another Christian dynasty, that of the Zaguers, seized control.
(b. c935 - d. 1003)
Guebriant, Marie Rosalie de Chatillon, Marquise de
French Regency courtier, m. (1714) Louis Vincent, Marquis de Guebriant.
(b. May 12, 1689 - d. Dec 24, 1736)
Guerchy, Gabrielle Lydie d'Harcourt, Comtesse de
French courtier and diplomatic wife, well known to Horace Walpole.
(b. 1722 - d. after 1790)
Guerne, Marie Therese de Segur, Comtesse de
French society leader, known to Marcel Proust.
(b. c1867 - d. March 11, 1933)
Guggenheim, Peggy (Margeurite)
American socialite, modern art collector and author, Out of This Century (1946)
(b. Aug 26, 1898, New York - d. Dec 23, 1979, Venice, Italy)
American editor, writer, and translator, The Horse of Pride (1978).
(b. June 15, 1922, Elizabeth, New Jersey - d. Oct 1, 1989, New Haven, Connecticut)
Guienne, Francoise de Limoges, Duchesse de
French princess, the mother of Jean II d'Albert, King of Navarre (b. 1469 - d. 1516).
(b. c1449 - d. c1495)
American society leader, formerly Countess von Furstenburg.
(b. 1913, Mexico - d. Nov 9, 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Guise, Isabelle d'Orleans, Duchesse de
French princess, m. (1899) Jean, Duc de Guise (1874 - 1940).
(b. May 7, 1878, Chateau d'Eu - d. April 24, 1961, Larache, Morrocco)
Guise-Lorraine, Francoise de
French religieuse, daughter of Charles I, Duc de Guise. Abbess of Montmarte, Paris 1657 - 1682
(b. Jan 10, 1621 - d. Dec 4, 1682)
Gundrada of Austrasia
Queen of Italy c799 - 810, second wife of King Pepin I (777 - 810).
(b. c776 - d. after Jan 28, 814, Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, Aquitaine)
Gunhilda of Flanders
Countess of Barcelona, m.Count Wifredo I (d. 897). Regent for her son Wifredo II Borrell.
(b. 866 - d. c910)
Gunn, Jeannie Taylor (Mrs Aeneas Gunn)
Australian author, We of the Never-Never.
(b. June 5, 1870)
Chinese empress, the wife (41 C.E.) of emperor Guang Wudi (d. 57 C.E.)
(b. c10 C.E. - d. 52 C.E.)
American biographer, Restless Spirit : The Life of Edna St Vincent Millay (1962).
(b. 1910, Union City, New Jersey - d. July 3, 1988, Peekskill, New York)
Gutman, Madeleine Feldman
American cultural promoter, head of the Greenburgh Arts and Culture Committee.
(b. 1923, Manhattan, New York - d. May 10, 1992, Yonkers, New York)
Guzman, Maria Guillen de
Spanish courtier, mistress of Alfonso X, King of Castile.
(b. c1225 - d. 1262)
Gwenllian ferch Gruffyd
Welsh queen, wife of Gruffyd ap Rhys, killed in hand to hand combat.
(b. c1100 - d. 1136, Maes Gwenllian (Gwenllian's field), north of Kidwelly)
German illuminator of breviaries, nun of St Catherine, Nuremburg.
(fl. c1450 - c1475)