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  • Period: Jan 1, 1480 to

    Witch Hunts

    Prosecute and execute people who were believed to be witches
  • Period: Jan 1, 1558 to

    Elizabeth I-reign

    Was England’s influential monarch and was the first queen to rule on her own
  • Judith Slaying Holofernes

    Artemisia Gentileschi painted it about a woman killing her teacher/rapist
  • Period: to


    Hosted by women were discussion groups that involved the smartest people from around town
  • Pragmatic Sanction

    Charles VI issued the pragmatic sanction that said a woman could rule so that his daughter would be the next in line for the throne
  • Period: to

    Catherine the Great

    Was the empress of Russia and was an enlightened absolutist
  • March on Versailles

    French women were mad that bread prices were too high and rioted
  • Declaration of the Rights of Women

    Written by Olympe de Gouges and made the argument that the equality proclaimed by the French revolutionaries must also include women.
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Women

    States the beliefs of Mary Wollstonecraft which were that men and women should be equal
  • Napoleonic Code

    Civil codes that took back the progress that the women were gaining by adding on even more laws
  • Mines Act of 1842

    Said that women and children were not allowed to work in mines, single women were the most angry about it
  • Italy

    First country that granted universal female suffrage