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Carol Greider
Scientists

Biography of Carol Greider, American scientist

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Carolyn Greider is an American biochemist and was instrumental in the discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that forms telomeres during DNA duplication. Together with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, she received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Childhood and education of Carol Greider …

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Shannon Lucid
Astronauts

Biography of Shannon Lucid, American Astronaut

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Shannon Lucid, the woman who has flown in space five times, including an extended mission aboard the Soviet Mir space station, in 1996. She was the only American woman to serve aboard the Mir. Shannon Lucid’s personal data Mother of a …

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Politics

Biography of Madeleine Albright, American politician

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Madeleine Albright,¬†American politician. She was an ambassador to the United Nations and the first woman to be appointed Secretary of State to the United States of America. Madeleine Albright’s impressive career stands out as a valuable combination of intelligence, academic research, …

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Maria Mitchell
Astronomers

Maria Mitchell, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Mar√≠a Mitchell, the first professor of astronomy in the United States. She achieved it when she was 47 years old, in 1865, not for lack of merit, but because her struggle to achieve her equal rights with men was long and …

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Katharine Hepburn
Artists

Biography of Katharine Hepburn, American actress

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Katharine Hepburn, American actress who received four Oscars for Best Actress. This is a record not surpassed by anyone to date. In 1999, she was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history. She maintained …

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Whitney Houston
Singers

Biography of Whitney Houston, American singer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Whitney Houston was an American singer, who also excelled as an actress, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and model. Whitney Houston rose to fame in 1985 with her album called “Whitney Houston“. More than 13 million copies were sold in the United States, and several …

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Amelia Earhart
Sportswomen

Amelia Earhart American, Aviator Biography

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane, piloting herself. She performed this feat on May 20, 1932. History of transatlantic flights In April 1932, an American aristocrat (Amy Guest) had purchased one of the few …

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Pearl Buck
Writers

Biography of Pearl Buck, American writer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Pearl Buck, the first American woman to win the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature. This award was granted to her in 1938. Previously, in 1932, she had won the also prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Literary merits of the writer Pearl Buck When …

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Henrietta Leavitt
Astronomers

Henrietta Leavitt, American Astronomer

Click here if you want to see this biography in Spanish translation. Biography of Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer who, in the late 19th century, discovered a method of measuring distances to stars. She found a ruler to measure the size of the Universe. Her discovery is the cornerstone that revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe, …

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