List of biographies of women every Wikipedia should have

This is a list of the 1000 biographies of women that every Wikipedia should have, similar to the List of articles every Wikipedia should have.

The idea is to create a general list useful for all Wikipedias to reduce the gender gap. The list is at construction and you can add the biographies you consider, only keep in mind the number of 1000 articles. The first version of this list was constructed selecting all women articles at List of articles every Wikipedia should have/Expanded.

Section Current number
Actress, dancers and performing artists 42
Visual artists 4
Writers and fictional characters 40
Composers and musicians 19
Sports figures 24
Businesspeople 3
Philosophers and social scientists 8
Religious figures, theologians and legendary people 11
Political leaders and activists 56
Scientists, inventors and mathematicians 25
Total 232

How to use this listEdit

There are several different ways to use this list. The first is to translate it into the language of your Wikipedia and see whether you have articles on all of these topics. The topics here are linked to corresponding items in the Wikidata project. If your Wikipedia is missing an article, or if you are starting out with a new language, you may want to translate these basic articles from a different language that you are familiar with (for example, English). Language links to Wikipedias in which the topic is covered are provided at the bottom of each Wikidata item page.

BiographiesEdit

Actress, dancers and performing artists, 42Edit

  1. Sarah Bernhardt
  2. Marlene Dietrich
  3. Marilyn Monroe
  4. Lillian Gish
  5. Mary Pickford
  6. Gloria Swanson
  7. Claudette Colbert
  8. Joan Crawford
  9. Bette Davis
  10. Jane Fonda
  11. Judy Garland
  12. Whoopi Goldberg
  13. Katharine Hepburn
  14. Grace Kelly
  15. Barbara Stanwyck
  16. Meryl Streep
  17. Elizabeth Taylor
  18. Shirley Temple
  19. Mae West
  20. Asta Nielsen
  21. Brigitte Bardot
  22. Audrey Hepburn
  23. Vivien Leigh
  24. Gina Lollobrigida
  25. Sophia Loren
  26. Ingrid Bergman
  27. Greta Garbo
  28. Marlene Dietrich
  29. Marian Anderson
  30. Cyd Charisse
  31. Isadora Duncan
  32. Fanny Elssler
  33. Margot Fonteyn
  34. Tamara Karsavina
  35. Jenny Lind
  36. Birgit Nilsson
  37. Anna Pavlova
  38. Leontyne Price
  39. Renata Scotto
  40. Beverly Sills
  41. Marie Taglioni
  42. Maria Tallchief

Visual artists, 4Edit

  1. Frida Kahlo
  2. Mary Cassatt
  3. Georgia O'Keeffe
  4. Leni Riefenstahl

Writers and fictional characters, 40Edit

  1. Alice Walker
  2. Emily Dickinson
  3. Hildegard of Bingen
  4. Jane Austen
  5. Murasaki Shikibu
  6. Christine de Pizan
  7. Agatha Christie
  8. Astrid Lindgren
  9. Mary Shelley
  10. Mary Wollstonecraft
  11. Virginia Woolf
  12. Nadine Gordimer
  13. Margaret Atwood
  14. Ursula K. Le Guin
  15. Margaret Mitchell
  16. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  17. Anna Akhmatova
  18. Karen Blixen
  19. Anne Frank
  20. Selma Lagerlöf
  21. Enid Blyton
  22. Christiane Amanpour
  23. Hedda Hopper
  24. Barbara Walters
  25. Snow White
  26. Baba Yaga
  27. Selma Lagerlöf
  28. Grazia Deledda
  29. Sigrid Undset
  30. Pearl S. Buck
  31. Gabriela Mistral
  32. Nelly Sachs
  33. Svetlana Alexievich
  34. Alice Munro
  35. Herta Müller
  36. Doris Lessing
  37. Elfriede Jelinek
  38. Wisława Szymborska
  39. Toni Morrison
  40. Pearl Buck

Composers and musicians, 19Edit

  1. Umm Kulthum
  2. Mariah Carey
  3. Cher
  4. Doris Day
  5. Celine Dion
  6. Madonna
  7. Liza Minnelli
  8. Joni Mitchell
  9. Barbra Streisand
  10. Faith Hill
  11. Reba McEntire
  12. Dolly Parton
  13. Aretha Franklin
  14. Édith Piaf
  15. Lata Mangeshkar
  16. Alla Pugacheva
  17. Janis Joplin
  18. Linda Ronstadt
  19. Tina Turner

Sports figures, 24Edit

  1. Stefka Kostadinova
  2. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  3. Yelena Isinbayeva
  4. Lilia Podkopayeva
  5. Wilma Rudolph
  6. Annemarie Moser-Pröll
  7. Lindsey Vonn
  8. Luciana Aymar
  9. Sonja Henie
  10. Michelle Kwan
  11. Tara Lipinski
  12. Irina Rodnina
  13. Annika Sörenstam
  14. Nadia Comăneci
  15. Olga Korbut
  16. Larisa Latynina
  17. Ludmilla Tourischeva
  18. Mia Hamm
  19. Anja Andersen
  20. Margaret Court
  21. Steffi Graf
  22. Suzanne Lenglen
  23. Martina Navratilova
  24. Serena Williams

Businesspeople, 3Edit

  1. Madam C. J. Walker
  2. Coco Chanel
  3. Oprah Winfrey

Philosophers and social scientists, 8Edit

  1. Simone de Beauvoir
  2. Maria Montessori
  3. Barbara W. Tuchman
  4. Judith Butler
  5. Rosa Luxemburg
  6. Hannah Arendt
  7. Jane Goodall
  8. Margaret Mead

Religious figures, theologians and legendary people, 11Edit

  1. Mary (mother of Jesus)
  2. Mary Baker Eddy
  3. Fatimah
  4. Andromeda
  5. Electra
  6. Europa
  7. Helen of Troy
  8. Medea
  9. Medusa
  10. Sphinx
  11. Sirens

Political leaders and activists, 56Edit

  1. Joan of Arc
  2. Cleopatra VII
  3. Nefertiti
  4. Queen of Sheba
  5. Boudica
  6. Lucrezia Borgia
  7. Isabella I of Castile
  8. Elizabeth I of England
  9. Mary I of England
  10. Mary, Queen of Scots
  11. Marie Antoinette
  12. Catherine de' Medici
  13. Maria Theresa
  14. Catherine the Great
  15. Elizabeth of Russia
  16. Eva Perón
  17. Eleanor Roosevelt
  18. Empress Dowager Cixi
  19. Indira Gandhi
  20. Corazon Aquino
  21. Benazir Bhutto
  22. Golda Meir
  23. Diana, Princess of Wales
  24. Elizabeth II
  25. Margaret Thatcher
  26. Queen Victoria
  27. Angela Merkel
  28. Theresa May
  29. Aung San Suu Kyi
  30. Joan of Arc
  31. Florence Nightingale
  32. Emilia Plater
  33. Mother Teresa
  34. Susan B. Anthony
  35. Emma Goldman
  36. Mother Jones
  37. Helen Keller
  38. Rosa Parks
  39. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  40. Sojourner Truth
  41. Harriet Tubman
  42. Malala Yousafzai
  43. Jane Addams
  44. Emily Greene Balch
  45. Bertha von Suttner
  46. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  47. Leymah Gbowee
  48. Tawakel Karman
  49. Shirin Ebadi
  50. Jody Williams
  51. Rigoberta Menchú
  52. Alva Myrdal
  53. Betty Williams
  54. Mairead Corrigan
  55. Jane Addams
  56. Wangari Maathai

Scientists, inventors and mathematicians, 25Edit

  1. Hypatia
  2. Marie Curie
  3. Dorothy Hodgkin
  4. Rachel Carson
  5. Josephine Cochrane
  6. Stephanie Kwolek
  7. Emmy Noether
  8. Ada Lovelace
  9. Maria Göppert-Mayer
  10. Ada Yonath
  11. Dorothy Hodgkin
  12. Irène Joliot-Curie
  13. Tu Youyou
  14. May-Britt Moser
  15. Elizabeth Blackburn
  16. Carol Greider
  17. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
  18. Linda B. Buck
  19. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
  20. Gertrude Elion
  21. Rita Levi-Montalcini
  22. Barbara McClintock
  23. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
  24. Gerty Theresa Cori
  25. Elinor Ostrom

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