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Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)
Martha Stewart
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Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

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Katharine Graham
(American Newspaper Publisher and Heiress Who Led 'The Washington Post' (1963 - 1991) Known for Her Memoir 'Personal History')
Katharine Graham
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Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17, 2001
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Alison Tyler
(Author, Editor and Publisher of Contemporary Erotica)
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

Alison Tyler is the pen name of an American writer, editor, and publisher. The publisher of erotica, Tyler is credited with writing over 20 explicit novels. She has also edited over 60 erotic anthologies and is credited with founding her own publishing company called Pretty Things Press. Her work, which focuses on erotic themes, has been translated into many languages.

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Caresse Crosby
(Publisher, Writer, Socialite, Poet, Memoirist, Journalist)
Caresse Crosby
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Birthdate: April 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 26, 1970
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G. Willow Wilson
(Journalist, Writer, Comics writer, Science fiction writer)
G. Willow Wilson
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Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey
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Sylvia Beach
(Bookseller)
Sylvia Beach
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Birthdate: March 14, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 5, 1962
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Aenne Burda
(Publisher)
Aenne Burda
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Birthdate: July 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Offenburg, Germany
Died: November 3, 2005
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Frances Lear
(American Activist, Writer, Editor, and Magazine Publisher)
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

Frances Lear was an American activist, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. She is best remembered as an activist for the civil rights, women's movement, and mental health. She is also remembered for founding Lear's, a monthly women's magazine targeting women over 50. In 1989, Frances Lear was named Advertising Age Editor of the Year.

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Mary Ann Shadd
(American-Canadian Activist, Journalist, Publisher and the First Black Woman Publisher in North America)
Mary Ann Shadd
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Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: June 5, 1893

The first North American Black woman to publish a newspaper, USA-born Mary Ann Shadd was the founder of the Canadian newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Concurrently serving as its anonymous editor and contributor, she also became one of the first women to pursue journalism in Canada. She was also one of the first Black women to earn a degree in law.

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Francoise Mouly
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Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Charlotta Spears Bass
(Editor and activist)
Charlotta Spears Bass
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Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969
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Margaret Busby
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Birthdate: October 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
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Eliza Haywood
(British author)
Eliza Haywood
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Birthdate: 1693 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: February 25, 1756
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Flora Nwapa
(Author)
Flora Nwapa
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Birthdate: January 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oguta, Nigeria
Died: October 16, 1993
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Cissy Patterson
(Journalist)
Cissy Patterson
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Birthdate: November 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 24, 1948
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Dorothy Schiff
(Businesswoman)
Dorothy Schiff
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Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 1989
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Norah Casey
(Businesswoman)
Norah Casey
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Birthdate: May 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born to park ranger parents, Irish entrepreneur Norah Casey grew up loving animals and even worked in Dublin Zoo for a while. She then studied nursing but moved on to journalism later, working with Sky and BBC. She now owns the publishing giant Harmonia, the name behind magazines such as Food&Wine.

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Katarina Van Derham
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Birthdate: December 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slovakia
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Jayne Cortez
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Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Died: December 28, 2012
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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
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Birthdate: August 31, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1924
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Ruth Hanna McCormick
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Birthdate: March 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: December 31, 1944
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Elena Ochoa Foster
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Birthdate: September 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ourense, Spain
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Hu Shuli
(Publisher, Journalist)
Hu Shuli
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: China
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Alicia Patterson
(Journalist and publisher)
Alicia Patterson
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Birthdate: October 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: July 2, 1963
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Wayetu Moore
(Writer)
Wayetu Moore
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Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Liberia
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Inga Rhonda King
(Who has served as the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations)
Inga Rhonda King
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Birthdate: April 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Curaçao
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Lydia Chukovskaya
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Birthdate: March 24, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 8, 1996
Clara Shortridge Foltz
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Birthdate: July 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 2, 1934
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Laure Adler
(Journalist)
Laure Adler
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Birthdate: March 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caen, France
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Carolyn Kizer
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Birthdate: December 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: October 9, 2014
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Hazel Brannon Smith
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Birthdate: February 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 1994
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Aušra Maldeikienė
(Lithuanian Politician & Member of the European Parliament)
Aušra Maldeikienė
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Birthdate: June 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palanga, Lithuania

Aušra Maldeikienė is a Lithuanian politician, political economist, teacher, lecturer, publicist, and author. Having served as the Vilnius City Councilor and Member of the Seimas between 2015 and 2019, Maldeikienė was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.

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Lila Bell Acheson
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Birthdate: December 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Virden, Canada
Died: May 8, 1984
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Jane Swisshelm
(Journalist)
Jane Swisshelm
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Birthdate: December 6, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 22, 1884
Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay
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Birthdate: April 13, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kamkalu, Bogale, Burma
Died: April 6, 1982
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
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Birthdate: September 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
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Freda Kirchwey
(Journalist)
Freda Kirchwey
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Birthdate: September 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake Placid, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 1976
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Mary Katherine Goddard
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Birthdate: June 16, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12, 1816
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Anne Catherine Hoof Green
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Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Netherlands
Died: March 23, 1775
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Laura de Force Gordon
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Birthdate: August 17, 1838
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North East, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 5, 1907
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Virginia Kirkus
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Birthdate: December 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 10, 1980
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María Teresa Sánchez
(Rubén Darío Prize-Winning Nicaraguan Poet and Short-story Writer)
María Teresa Sánchez
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Birthdate: October 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: August 21, 1994
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Pearl Rivers
(Journalist)
Pearl Rivers
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Birthdate: March 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Died: February 15, 1896
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Christianne Meneses Jacobs
(Writer, Editor and Founder of 'Iguana' and 'YO SÉ')
Christianne Meneses Jacobs
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Birthdate: March 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Christianne Meneses Jacobs is a Nicaraguan American teacher, writer, and editor. She is best known as the publisher of a Spanish-language children's magazine called Iguana. In 2009, Iguana was awarded the Multicultural Children's Publication Award. Christianne Meneses Jacobs is also credited with founding another children's magazine called YO SÉ!

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Taghreed Najjar
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Birthdate: September 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jordan
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Sally Reston
(Journalist)
Sally Reston
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Birthdate: 1911 AD
Birthplace: Sycamore, Illinois, United States
Died: September 20, 2001
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Margaret Knox McElderry
(Editor)
Margaret Knox McElderry
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Birthdate: June 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 14, 2011