Famous British Feminists

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Sara Pascoe
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Born to musician Derek Pascoe, comedian Sara Pascoe was raised by her mother amid poverty after her parents’ divorce. Initially a tour guide, she later stepped into comedy and never looked back. She is known for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Twenty Twelve.

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Emily Davison
(English Suffragette Who Fought for Votes for Women in Britain in the Early 20th Century)
Emily Davison
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Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 8, 1913

Activist Emily Davison is remembered for her relentless fight for women’s suffrage. As part of her protest, at the 1913 Epsom Derby, she went in front of King George V’s horse, to attach suffragette flags to it, and was tragically trampled to death. Some regard her as a martyr for women’s causes.

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Lola Kirke
(Film actress)
Lola Kirke
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Birthdate: September 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
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Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)
Kate Nash
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Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
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Poly Styrene
(Musician)
Poly Styrene
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Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011
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Maxine Peake
(Actress)
Maxine Peake
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Birthdate: July 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
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Millicent Fawcett
(Feminist Politcian Who Led the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain)
Millicent Fawcett
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Birthdate: June 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: August 5, 1929

A pioneering leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain, Millicent Fawcett also co-established the Newnham College, Cambridge, which was one of the first English women’s universities. She also served as the president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and investigated British concentration camps during the South African War.

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Emily Thornberry
(Politician)
Emily Thornberry
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Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
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Andy Burnham
(Politician)
Andy Burnham
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Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
(Ugandan-born British journalist and author)
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
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Birthdate: December 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
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Sylvia Pankhurst
(Political Activist)
Sylvia Pankhurst
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Birthdate: May 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Trafford (district) Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Died: September 27, 1960
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Emily Hobhouse
(British Social Worker)
Emily Hobhouse
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Birthdate: April 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Ive, Cornwall, England
Died: June 8, 1926
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Jill Craigie
(Film director)
Jill Craigie
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Birthdate: March 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fulham, London, England
Died: December 13, 1999
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Dorothy Richardson
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Birthdate: May 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abingdon, England
Died: June 17, 1957
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Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
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Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: January 7, 1912

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake was an English teacher, physician, and feminist. A pioneer of medical education for women, Jex-Blake was the first woman to practise medicine in Scotland. She was also involved in the establishment of two medical schools for women in Edinburgh and London at a time when no medical schools were training women.

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Emily Davies
(English Suffragist, Feminist and Co-founder of Girton College, Cambridge University)
Emily Davies
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Birthdate: April 22, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton Crescent, Southampton, England
Died: July 13, 1921

Emily Davies was an English suffragist and feminist. One of the first campaigners for women's rights to university education, Davies is best remembered for co-founding Girton College, the first university in England to educate women. Emily Davies is also credited with playing an important role in the establishment of Newnham College in 1875.

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Barbara Bodichon
(Women's Rights Activist and Educationist, Who Co-Established Girton College, Cambridge)
Barbara Bodichon
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Birthdate: April 8, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whatlington, Sussex, England
Died: June 11, 1891

Educationist, feminist, and women’s rights activist Barbara Bodichon is best remembered for co-establishing the English Woman's Journal and Girton College, Cambridge. Her works also led to the passage of the Married Women’s Property Act. She was a talented artist, too, and was known for her watercolor paintings.

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May Sinclair
(Writer)
May Sinclair
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Birthdate: August 24, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rock Ferry, England
Died: November 14, 1946
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Laurence Housman
(Playwright)
Laurence Housman
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Birthdate: July 18, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromsgrove, England
Died: February 20, 1959
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Carole Pateman
(Political Scientist)
Carole Pateman
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Birthdate: December 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maresfield, England
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Richard Carlile
(Journalist)
Richard Carlile
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Birthdate: December 8, 1790
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ashburton, England
Died: February 10, 1843
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Sheila Kitzinger
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Birthdate: March 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: April 11, 2015
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Edith Summerskill
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Birthdate: April 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: February 4, 1980
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Jill Tweedie
(Writer)
Jill Tweedie
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Birthdate: May 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: November 12, 1993
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Margery Corbett Ashby
(British Liberal Politician, Suffragist and President of the Women's Liberal Federation (1928 - 1929))
Margery Corbett Ashby
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Birthdate: April 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danehill, England
Died: May 15, 1981

Margery Corbett Ashby was a British politician, suffragist, internationalist, and feminist. She is credited with co-founding, along with her sister Cicely Corbett Fisher and friends, the Younger Suffragists in 1901. From 1923 to 1946, Margery Corbett Ashby was the president of an international non-governmental organization called International Alliance of Women.

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Joan Dunlop
(British Activist, Women's Health Advocate and Activist)
Joan Dunlop
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Birthdate: May 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 29, 2012

Joan Dunlop was a British activist and women's health advocate. She is best remembered for founding and serving as the first president of a non-governmental organization called International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC). Joan Dunlop played a major role in turning IWHC into a worldwide women's health organization.