Woman of the week:

Dorothee Sölle

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Woman of the week:

Greer Garson

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Woman of the week:

Mercedes Sosa

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Mercedes Sosa


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Woman of the week:

Anne Sexton

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anne sexton

American poet
born November 9, 1928 in Newton, Massachusetts
died October 4, 1974 in Weston, Massachusetts


A child of the same generation as Sylvia Plath, Ingeborg Bachmann, Marlen Haushofer and Caroline Muhr, Anne Sexton wrote confessional poetry of an entirely new honesty and precision, exploring intimate themes of family, love, loss, guilt, death and madness, which she hoped would have the “authentic stamp” to serve, as she quoted Kafka,” as the axe for the frozen sea within us.” Anne Sexton’s mother had attended Wellesley College and was, as Sexton maintained, her sternest critic, having discouraged Anne’s earliest poetic efforts in high school by a disparaging comment. Her father was a succesful businessman. Anne briefly attended college …

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Woman of the week:

Ina Seidel

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Ina Seidel


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Woman of the week:

Margarete von Tirol

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Margarete von Tirol, genannt Margarete Maultasch

Margarete of Tyrol
called Margarete Maultasch

Born 1318 in Tyrol
Died 3 October 1369 in Vienna

Ruler of Tyrol


Margarete, called »Maultasch« (“Mouthpocket”), was the daughter of Adelheid of Braunschweig (Brunswick) and the Tyrolean count Heinrich, also Duke of Kärnten (Carinthia). She was twelve when she was married to the son of the king of Bohemia, three years her junior. After the death of her father in 1335 young Margarete took charge of political affairs in the entire country, which was threatened at the time by the most powerful European dynasties. She lost Kärnten, but successfully defended Tyrol in alliance with its nobility. In 1341 she denied her husband entry to Schloss Tirol (the Castle of Tyrol), thereby forcing …

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Woman of the week:

Annie Leibovitz

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