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Russian Federation
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Posted 03/08/2020   06:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alexey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I congratulate all the beautiful half of humanity on World Women's Day, March 8!

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I congratulate the clever, sensitive and sensible half of humanhood.




Margarida Xirgu (Molins de Rei, Catalonia,1888 - Montevideo, Uruguay, 1969) actress.
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United States
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Portugal
Amália Rodrigues
July 24, 2020
Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999) was a Portuguese fadista (fado singer) and actress, known as the 'Rainha do Fado' ("Queen of Fado"). Rodrigues was instrumental in popularizing fado worldwide. Her career spanned 55 years and she recorded songs in several languages.

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United States
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Canada
Veronica Foster
April 29, 2020
The stamp depicts Veronica Foster (1922-2000), popularly known as Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl. She was a Canadian icon representing nearly one million Canadian women who worked in the manufacturing plants during World War II.
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United States
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France
Marie Marvingt
July 5, 2004
Marie Marvingt (1875–1963) was a French athlete, mountaineer, and aviator. She won numerous prizes for her sporting achievements. She was the first woman to climb many of the peaks in the French and Swiss Alps. She became the first female combat pilot during WWI and worked on air ambulance services throughout the world.
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Canada
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Emily Pauline Johnson (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), also known by her Mohawk stage name Tekahionwake (pronounced dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life')[1]), was a Canadian poet, author and performer who was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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United States
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United Stated
Celebrate the Century – 1920s
May 28, 1998
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was an American anthropologist. She explored the effect of culture on the personality and behavior of children and adults. She is well known for her academic work and its influence on the American society.
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Dominican Republic
Centenary of Julia de Burgos
March 28, 2014
Julia de Burgos (1914 - 1953) was a Puerto Rican poet. She was also a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers. Her notable work includes El Rio Grande de Loiza and Alba de Mi Silencio.
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On January 30, 2018 the USA issued this 'forever' (domestic rate) stamp (Sc #5259) featuring singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist Lena Horne (1917-2010) as part of the long-running Black Heritage series.

From wikipedia, "Horne's career spanned over 70 years, appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a night club performer before moving to Hollywood."

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United States
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Australia
Edith Cowan
March 2, 2021
Edith Cowan OBE (1861-1932) was an Australian social reformer who worked for the rights and welfare of women and children. She is best known as the first Australian woman to serve as a member of parliament.
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Ireland
Lady Jane Wilde
March 4, 2021
Lady Jane Wilde (1821-1896) was an Irish poet under the pen name Speranza. She had a special interest in Irish folktales and is known for her book Ancient Legends of Ireland published in 1888. She was the mother of Oscar Wilde and Willie Wilde.
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France
International Women's Day
March 8, 2021
The stamp features Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French writer and social theorist. She had a significant influence on feminist existentialism and feminist theory. Her notable work include She Came to Stay (1943), The Second Sex (1949), The Mandarins (1954), and Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée (1958).
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Israel
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Spanish and Galician Famous Women, issued by Spain on April 8, 1968:

Beatriz Galindo, (c.1465 – 1534), a Spanish Latinist, educator, writer and humanist and a teacher of Queen Isabella of Castile and her children:

Agustina of Aragón (1786 – 1857), a Spanish heroine who defended Spain during the Peninsular War, first as a civilian and later as a professional officer in the Spanish Army:

María Pacheco, (c. 1496 – 1531), a leader in the Revolt of the Comuneros in Spain, an uprising of the citizens against the monarchy:

María Rosalía Rita de Castro (1837 – 1885), a Galician poet:
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Croatia
EUROPA – Famous Women
April 11, 1996
Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic (1874-1938) was a Croatian writer. She has been praised internationally as the best Croatian writer for children. Her notable works include The Brave Adventures of Lapitch and Croatian Tales of Long Ago.
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Venezuela
UPAEP – Famous Women
November 23, 1998
Teresa de la Parra (1889 – 1936) was a Venezuelan novelist and short-story writer. Her notable works includes Ifigenia (1924) and Memorias de Mamá Blanca (1929).
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