Queen of Hawaii, regent 1824 - 1832. Produced first linear code for civil laws (1824).
(b. 1772 - d. 1832)
Japanese loyalist and feminist, participated in the Osaka Incident (1884).
(b. 1867 - d. 1927)
Indian poet and dramatist
(fl. c400 C.E.)
Kalinovskaya, Countess Olga
Russian courtier, mistress of Tsar Alexander II.
(b. 1818 - d. 1854)
Kallir, Francisca (Countess Francisca zu Lowenstein)
German-American art patron, owner of the Expressionist Galerie St Etienne.
(b. 1899, Oberau, Germany - d. Aug 18, 1992, Manhattan, New York)
American humourist, author of Life Without George (1961).
(b. 1922, Brooklyn, New York - d. Feb 2, 1998, Oceanside, California)
(b. Aug 26, 1876 - d. 1948)
Greek nationalist, involved with Greek resistance to Turkish rule.
(b. 1778, Wallachia, Roumania - d. after 1829, Athens, Greece)
Karff, Mona May
Russian-American chess player, attained the rank of international woman master.
(b. 1911, Bessarabia, Russia - d. Jan 10, 1998, Manhattan, New York)
Kartini, Raden Adjeng
Javanese princess, promoter of education for women.
(b. 1879, Djapava, Central Java - d. 1904, Renbang)
American actress, L.A. Bounty (1989) : Starship Troopers (1997).
(b. July 23, 1948, Queens, New York)
Katatcharova, Maria Ivanovna
Russian courtier, mistress of Tsar Nicholas I.
(b. 1796 - d. 1824)
Katharine of Valois
Queen of England 1420 - 1422, m.(1) Henry V m. (2) Owen Tudor. Mother of Henry VI.
(b. Oct 27, 1401, Hotel de St Pol, Paris - d. Jan 3, 1437, Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London)
English princess, daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. Died young.
(b. c1274 - d. before Sept, 1275, perhaps at Bordeaux, Gascony)
Japanese senator and pioneer of women's rights.
(b. March 2, 1897 - d. Dec 22, 2001, Tokyo)
Katun of Bulgaria
Queen of Poland, m. (c995) King Vaszuly (c970 - 1037).
(b. c975 - d. Oct 6, 1014)
(b. 1926, Brooklyn, New York - d. Sept 20, 1998, Manhattan)
Queen of Egypt, m. Mentuhopte II of the XIth Dynasty, buried at Der el-Bahri.
(fl. c2040 B.C.E.)
American reformer and feminist, anti-sweatshop legislator.
(b. 1859, Philadelphia - d. 1932)
Scottish poet and novelist, Collection of Poems and Fables (1794).
(b. 1759, Cairnburgh Castle, Scotland - d. June 25, 1857, London, England)
American historian and writer, Did Women Have a Renaissance.
(b. 1927 - d. 1982)
Kemble, Frances Anne
British actress and author, Poems (1844) : Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation (1863) : Far Away and Long Ago (1889).
(b. Nov 27, 1809, London - d. Jan 15, 1893)
Queen of Egypt, m. Mentuhopte II of the XIth Dynasty, buried at Thebes.
(fl. c2040 B.C.E.)
Kennard, Dorothy Katharine Barclay, Lady
British letter writer and relief worker, WW I, A Romanian Diary, 1915, 1916, 1917.
(b. 1892 - d. Jan 15, 1953)
Kent, Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess of see Victoria Maria Louisa
Kermadeuc, Jeanne de
Caribbean writer and poet, Refuge poetique (1966).
(b. 1873, Petit-Canal, Guadeloupe - d. 1964)
Kerouac, Jan Michele
American writer, daughter of Jack Kerouac, Baby Driver (1981) : Trainsong (1988).
(b. 1952 - d. June 5, 1996, New Mexico)
Keroubec, Yvonne, Marquise de
French diarist and memoirist, m. (1) (1789) Charles, Marquis Keroubec (d. 1792), m. (2) (1804) Xavier Lartiffe, The Memoirs of the Marquise de Keroubec (1926).
(b. 1772, Brittany - d. after June 3, 1858, Paris)
Ketchum, Annie Chambers
American poet, Nellie Bracken (1855) : Christmas Carillons, and Other Poems (1888).
(b. Nov 8, 1824, Scott County, Kentucky - d. 1904)
English letter writer, Abbess of the Minoresses, Denny, Cambridgeshire.
(b. c1415 - d. 1479)
Keyserlingk, Caroline Charlotte Amalia Truchsess von Waldburg, Countess von
German miniature painter
(b. 1729 - d. 1791)
Kidd, Janet Gladys
British socialite and equestrienne, daughter of Lord Beaverbrook.
(b. 1908 - d. 1998)
Kildare, Frances Howard, Countess of (later Lady Cobham)
English courtier, governess to Elizabeth, daughter of James I.
(b. 1565 - bur. July 11, 1628)
Killikelly, Sarah Hutchins
American author, Curious Questions in History, Literature, Art, and Social Life (1886 - 1900).
(b. Jan 1, 1840, Vincennes, Indiana - d. May 14, 1912)
British traveller and diarist, Letters from the East Indies (1777).
(b. Oct 2, 1741 - d. 1809)
King, Edith Lawrence
American painter, founder of the Children's School of Acting and Design Theater.
(b. 1882 - d. 1975, Southby, Connecticut)
Kingston, Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of see Chudleigh, Elizabeth
German pianist, writer and composer
(b. 1810 - d. 1858)
(b. c1696 - d. 1782)
Kirch, Marie Margaretha Winckelmann
(b. 1670 - d. 1720)
Kirchgessner, Marianne Antonia
German musician, glass harmonica player
(b. 1769 - d. 1808).
Kirkby, Margaret de
English religious recluse at Anderby, Richard Rolle wrote his Form of Living for her.
(fl. c1348 - 1349)
American sinologist, author of History of Chinese Society, Liao (907 - 1125).
(b. 1908 - d. 1997)
Kissinger, Paula Stern
German-American political matriarch, mother of Henry Kissinger.
(b. 1901, Leutershausen, Germany - d. Nov 15, 1998, Manhattan, New York)
(b. 1855 -d. 1896)
Kleeman, Rita Halle
American author, Gracious Lady : Life of Sara Delano Roosevelt (1935) : Young Franklin Roosevelt (1946).
(b. May 23, 1887, Chillicothe, Ohio - d. May 22, 1971)
Austrian child psychoanalyst, The Psycho-Analysis of Children (1932).
(b. 1882, Vienna, Austria - d. 1960, London, England)
Kleinmichel, Marie Catherine von Carlow, Countess
(b. Nov 1, 1893, Oranienbaum, nr St Petersburg - d. Sept 5, 1979, London, England)
Kleopatra see also Cleopatra
Klettenburg, Susanne Katharina von
(b. c1710 - d. 1775)
Polish-American murderess, murdered four of her husbands with poison to collect their life insurance.
(b. 1865 - d. 1936, Illinois Women's Prison, Dwight)
Knebel, Laura Bergquist
American writer and editor, A Very Special President (1965) (JFK).
(b. 1918, Chicago, Illinois - d. 1992)
American author, The Wonderful Bed (1911) : Octagon House (1926) : Twelfth Night at Moulderby Hall (1936) : Death on the Clock (1940).
(b. April 2, 1881, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York - d. April 6, 1962)
Knight, Henrietta see Luxborough, Henrietta St John, Lady
British murderess, beat her young son to death for a childish misdemeanour.
(b. 1749 - hanged Aug 24, 1778, Warwick)
Knip, Henrietta Geertruida
(b. 1783 - d. 1842)
Knollys, Catherine Carey, Lady
English Tudor courtier, niece of Anne Boleyn, first cousin and lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I, m. Sir Francis Knollys (1514 - 1596).
(b. 1521 - d. 1569)
Knollys, Lettice (Countess of Essex, then Countess of Leicester)
English Tudor courtier, cousin to Queen Elizabeth I.
(b. 1540 - d. 1634)
Australian abortionist and baby farmer
(b. c1867 - d. 1894)
Knorrie, Johanna Louisa
(b. 1766 - d. 1834)
Knorring, Baroness Sophie von
Swedish novelist and author
(b. 1797 - d. 1848)
British Quaker letter writer
(b. 1733 - d. 1807)
German Nazi officer, the ' Butcher of Buchenwald'. Imprisoned for life.
(b. 1917, Dresden, Saxony - d. 1971)
German-American artist and designer
(b. 1935, Beiburg, Germany - d. 1997, Vienna, Austria)
Japanese empress regnant 642 - 645 and 655 - 661, widow of emperor Jomei.
(b. 594 - d. 661)
Kohlmeyer, Ida Rutenberg
American pictographic artist
(b. 1912, New Orleans, Lousiana - d. Jan 24, 1997, New Orleans)
Albanian writer of folk narratives, As my old mother tells me (1941).
(b. 1920, Gjirokaster, Albania - d. 1982, Burrel, Albania)
(b. 1647 - d. 1733)
Korff-Schmising-Kerssenbrock, Pauline Langenfeld, Countess von
German society figure, first wife of Prince Eberwin von Bentheim-Steinfurt.
(b. Feb 11, 1884, Huckeswagen - d. Dec 30, 1970, Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Queen of Cambodia, mother of King Norodom Sihanouk (b. 1922).
(b. Oct, 1903 - d. April 27, 1975, Beijing, China)
Kottlitz, Clothilde Ellendt
German vocal teacher
(b. 1822 - d. 1867)
American mathematician and author, The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics (1970).
(b. 1901, Manhattan, New York - d. July 9, 1984, Manhattan)
Queen of Sparta, mother of Kleomenes III.
(b. c275, Sparta, Greece - murd. 219 B.C.E., Alexandria, Egypt)
Krebs, Marie (Baroness Brenning)
(b. 1851 - d. 1900)
Kreig, Margaret Baltzell
American writer on the dangers of drug abuse, Black Market Medicine (1967).
(b. 1921, Chicago, Illinois - d. Jan 12, 1998, Washington)
Indian Rajput princess, forced to commit suicide to prevent dynastic wars.
(b. c1794 - d. 1810)
Icelandic letter writer and estate manager
Queen of Norway, m. (c1148) Sigurd II and Erling Skakke.
(b. 1127 - d. 1178)
Kruscheva, Nina Petrovna
Russian diplomatic figure, wife of Prime Minister Nikita Kruschev.
(b. 1900 - d. Aug 8, 1984)
Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve
American children's author and illustrator, Pat the Bunny (1940) : Matthew Brady and His World (1977).
(b. New York, 1901 - d. Dec 23, 1979, Beverly, Massachusetts)
Kunigunde see also Cunegunde, Cunigunde
Kunigunde of Swabia
Queen of Germany, m. (1) Luitpold of Bavaria : m. (2) King Conrad I (d. 918).
(b. c869 - d. June 7, 920)
Kurakina, Alexandra Ivanovna Panina, Countess
Russian courtier, lady-in-waiting to Empress Catharine II.
(b. 1711 - d. 1786)
Slovenian feminist and writer, Njenozivjenje (1914).
(b. 1878 - d. 1926)
Japanese Christian martyr. Converted by the Jesuits, she refused to renounce the Christian faith and was condemned with her husband.
(b. c1565, Bungo - crucified Aug 16, 1620, Cocura).