Woman of the week:

Anna Stainer-Knittel

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Anna Stainer Knittel, die »wahre« Geierwally

Born 28 July 1841 in Elbigenalp in the Lech Valley, Austria
Died 28 February 1915 in Wattens, Austria

Austrian painter from North Tyrol, the original “Geierwally” (“Eagle Wally”)


Biography What Andreas Hofer is for the Tyrolese among men, “Geierwally” is among women – a role model, a female with qualities usually associated with only the best men of this Alpine folk, an unyielding figure who defies even the mountain spirits, the “Murzoll” and his daughters, the “saligen Fräuleins” (Blessed Maidens). And – precisely because she is a woman and not a man – she commands respect and even seems dangerous. As is often the case, the evolution of her heroic image reflects a long-since inspeparable combination of reality and fiction. But in fact the “real” Geierwally, Anna Stainer …

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Woman of the week:

Elisabeth Félix, genannt Rachel

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Sophie Tieck

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Marguerite Friedlaender-Wildenhain

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Marguerite Friedlaender-Wildenhain


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Woman of the week:

Muriel Hazel Wright

also available in German

Frauenbild

Born March 31, 1889, near Lehigh, Choctaw Nation (later Oklahoma)
Died Feb. 27, 1975,  Oklahoma City.

US-American historian
40. anniversary of death


Muriel Wright, the daughter of a half-Choctaw father and a mother of Scottish and English descent, achieved prominence as a historian of the state of Oklahoma, in particular of its Indian heritage.  She also played a central role in efforts of the Choctaw to receive a just settlement from the government for their tribal lands.  In 1971 Wright was named the outstanding Indian woman of the 20th century by the North American Indian Women´s Association,  one among many honors she received for her accomplishments. Education was very important in Wright´s family; Muriel´s grandfather had been a graduate of Union Theological …

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Woman of the week:

Ethel Leginska

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Anna Magdalena Bach

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This biography is not yet available in English. You can find the German version here


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