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In Pics: 10 Women Trailblazers You May Not Have Heard Of

World | | December 3, 2018, 3:49 pm
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 Augusta Ada, Countess Lovelace, (nee Byron) (1815 - 1852) 1st wife of William King the first earl. She was the daughter of poet Lord Byron and the computer language ADA was named after her in recognition of the help she gave computer pioneer Charles Babbage. (Image: Getty Images)

Augusta Ada, Countess Lovelace, (nee Byron) (1815 - 1852) 1st wife of William King the first earl. She was the daughter of poet Lord Byron and the computer language ADA was named after her in recognition of the help she gave computer pioneer Charles Babbage. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Alice Guy-Blache (1873-1968) French pioneer filmmaker who was the first female director in the motion picture industry. (Image: Getty Images)

Alice Guy-Blache (1873-1968) French pioneer filmmaker who was the first female director in the motion picture industry. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Astronomer Maria Mitchell, standing second from left, next to a telescope, is shown with her astronomy class outside the observatory, at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1870. (Image: Getty Images)

Astronomer Maria Mitchell, standing second from left, next to a telescope, is shown with her astronomy class outside the observatory, at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1870. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Portrait of English-born American doctor Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 - 1910) the first woman physician in the United States, circa 1850. (Image: Getty Images)

Portrait of English-born American doctor Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 - 1910) the first woman physician in the United States, circa 1850. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Madam CJ Walker (Sarah Breedlove) the first female self-made millionaire in the world poses for a portrait circa 1914. (Image: Getty Images)

Madam CJ Walker (Sarah Breedlove) the first female self-made millionaire in the world poses for a portrait circa 1914. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Miss Dorothy Levitt, in a 26hp Napier, Brooklands, 1908. In 1903 she won her class at the Southport Speed Trials. In 1906 she broke the women's world speed record recording a speed of 96mph. (Image: Getty Images)

Miss Dorothy Levitt, in a 26hp Napier, Brooklands, 1908. In 1903 she won her class at the Southport Speed Trials. In 1906 she broke the women's world speed record recording a speed of 96mph. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, the wife of Vladimir Lenin, sits at her desk. (Image: Getty Images)

Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, the wife of Vladimir Lenin, sits at her desk. (Image: Getty Images)

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 'Self-portrait', 1782. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. (Image: Getty Images)

'Self-portrait', 1782. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Elizabeth Eckford ignores the hostile screams and stares of fellow students on her first day of school. She was one of the nine negro students whose integration into Little Rock's Central High School was ordered by a Federal Court following legal action by NAACP. (Image: Getty Images)

Elizabeth Eckford ignores the hostile screams and stares of fellow students on her first day of school. She was one of the nine negro students whose integration into Little Rock's Central High School was ordered by a Federal Court following legal action by NAACP. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Margaret Bourke-White at the ready standing by aeroplane propeller and fully garbed in leather fleece lined flight suit, camera in hand, in 1943. (Image: Getty Images)

Margaret Bourke-White at the ready standing by aeroplane propeller and fully garbed in leather fleece lined flight suit, camera in hand, in 1943. (Image: Getty Images)

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