Sun

21

Apr

2013

Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia was a philosopher and scientist who in the fourth century AD. taught mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at the then famous University of Alexandria, the Museion.


She has invented the astrolabe, with it the position of the stars, the planets and the sun can be determined.

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Thu

07

Mar

2013

Merit-Ptah

"Beloved of the god Ptah" c. 2700 BCE

 

Merit Ptah was an early physician in ancient Egypt. She is most notable for being the first woman known by name in the history of the field of medicine, and possibly the first named woman in all of science as well.

 

Her picture can be seen on a tomb in the necropolis near the step pyramid of Saqqara. Her son, who was a High Priest, described her as "the Chief Physician."

 

 

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Mon

04

Mar

2013

Agnodice

Agnodice 3rd Century BCE is probably the first physician of antiquity, who has worked as a gynecologist.

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Sun

03

Mar

2013

Wencheng - The white Tara

Wencheng has brought Buddhism to Tibet, she is part of the foundation story of Tibet. 

 

Today she is revered as the white Tara, the female Buddha. 

 

Wencheng was the daughter of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, she was married as a pledge of peace with Songstan Gampo the first Dharma King of Tibet.

 

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