Christina of Sweden

I have a lot of sympathy and admiration for Christina of Sweden (1626-1689). She was only 6 when she became queen of Sweden after her father’s death on the battlefield. She had a significant impact not only on her country, and her 17th century, but also on Europe (political and cultural), Christianity and woman identity […]

Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether was born in 1882 in Germany to become one of the greatest mathematicians of all time and yet, to remain still nearly unknown by most of us. Below are the highlights of such an extraordinary person and life. Double jeopardy She faced the double handicap of being Jewish and a woman in early […]

Matilde di Canossa

I have spent the past few days south of Parma, surrounded by Matilde, also known as  Matilde di Toscana an extraordinarily modern woman, born in 1045! She is definitely on my top five list of the world’s most underrated women, even though she is some kind of a hit in Italy, her native country. So what […]