Articles tagged with: travel

Alexandra David-Neel (Explorer/Anarchist)

louise_eugenie_alexandrine_marie_david_19th_century.jpgAlexandra David-Néel was born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David in Saint-Mandé on 24 October 1868; she died in Digne-les-Bains, on 8 September 1969 at the age of 100.

David-Neel was a Belgian-French explorer, anarchist, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. She wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. 

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Elly Beinhorn (Aviator / Pilot)

elly beinhornElly Beinhorn (30 May 1907 – 28 November 2007) was a German aviator and pilot.

She was born in Hannover, Germany on 30 May 1907. In 1928, she attended a lecture by famed aviator Hermann Köhl, who had recently completed a historic East-West Atlantic crossing. This lecture is described as the spark that ignited her interest in aviation.

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Abigail Washburn 
(Banjo Player

Abigail WashburnAbigail Washburn (born November 10, 1979 in Evanston, IllinoisUSA) is an American clawhammer banjo player and singer.

She performs and records as a soloist, as well as with the old-time bands Uncle Earl and Sparrow Quartet.

Washburn was born in Evanston, Illinois and spent her elementary and part of her junior high school years in a suburb of Washington, D.C.

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