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Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE (born 31 July 1965; married name Murray), better known under the pen name J. K. Rowling.
Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived whilst on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990.
Rowling is perhaps equally famous for her "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on welfare to multi-millionaire status within five years.
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Pullitzer Prize winner Laurel Ulrich is a historian of early America and the history of women, a university professor at Harvard University.
She is author of the quote: "Well-behaved women rarely make history."
Ulrich's innovative and widely influential approach to history has been described as a tribute to "the silent work of ordinary people."
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Emma Goldman (June 27 (NS), 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She was born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (now Kaunas in Lithuania).
She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.
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Rosa Chacel (b. June 3, 1898 in Valladolid; d. August 7, 1994, Madrid) was a famous and sometimes controversial writer from Spain. She was a native of Valladolid.
Chacel was the daughter of a teacher who sent her to live with her grandmother in Madrid.