08 March 2011

Women of Achievement..




Date of Issue – 8 March 2011


Mother Teresa 

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~ All The Wealth Of The World Could Not Buy You A Friend. Nor Pay You For The Loss Of One.~

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu  was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.By the 1970s, she was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless.  She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work.


Dame Margot Fonteyn

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Margot Fonteyn in Ashton's Ondine, whose title role was created for her. This official postcard of her was autographed.

Dame Margot Fonteyn (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina of the 20th century.She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale Statue, London Road, Derby

Florence Nightingale,   (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. A Christian universalist, Nightingale believed that God had called her to be a nurse. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night.

Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.

Marie Curie

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At a lab here, in 1890–91, Marie Curie did her first scientific work.

Marie Skłodowska Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish-born French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris.

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