Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Top ten women and the greatest French

Marie Curie, twice Nobel Prize winner

I had posted the link earlier. It is an activity to pay tribute to the International Women's Day (8th March) organized by the Guardian. The coeditor of the Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography, Maggy Hendry, was asked to choose her ten top women from the Dictionary. Truthfully, I only know the first four names in the list but her picks seems to reveal women's different capabilities and changes throughout history.

If I have a chance to choose, Marie Curie and Mother Teresa of Calcutta would not be missed. As a matter of fact, Marie Curie also made the top ten in the opinion poll of "Greatest French Person of All Time" set up by France 2 TV channel recently, along with another female singer Edith Piaf (related news). Though only 10 women are in the top 100, i.e., 1 to 10.