Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901).
Oversaw extension of British Empire and named herself Empress of India (1876–1901). Victorian Era is named after her.
Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)
Born in Italy, Nightingale served as a nurse in the Crimean war and helped to raise standards of hospitals and the nursing profession.
Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845)
Quaker prison reformer.
She also much helped the conditions of prisoners sent for transportation, eventually leading to the abolition of transportation as punishment.
Elizabeth Browning (1806–1861)
One of the most prominent poets of her day.
She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery and helped reform child labour laws.
Emily Brontë (1818–1850)
Writer and poet.
Her only novel, Wuthering Heights, became a classic of English Literature.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)
A political activist for women and human rights.
After being arrested for voting, her trial became a landmark in the movement for women’s suffrage.
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
Though she wrote more than 1800 poems, fewer than 12 were published in her lifetime.
Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)
Best known for books Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. She was a feminist and social activist, reporting the conditions of the Civil War hospitals where she volunteered as a nurse.
Emily Murphy (1868–1933)
Canadian female lawyer.
The first female magistrate in the British Empire. Member of the “Famous Five”, five women who launched the “Persons Case” in Canada, leading to the judgement in 1927 that women are “persons” and eligible to sit in the Senate.
Marie Curie (1867–1934)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Physics, best known for her discovery of the element, Radium.
Biography Online. Famous Victorians. [online] https://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous/victorians.html [Accessed 1 Aug. 2019].