We are in the process of updating these biographies and creating links to more in-depth material on those listed than has heretofore been offered on this page. Please contact the Women's Studies Database Editor if you have suggestions on other notable women to add to this list.

Most of the files in this directory were written by an inforM staff person. Every effort was made to provide accurate information, but no guarantees can be made. Additionally, the short biographies of historical women in this directory are not meant to be exhaustive, and nor is the selection meant to be a complete collection of all historical women. Rather, this directory is provided as a quick, factual source about selected women in history. Questions, comments, or suggestions should be directed to ws-editor@umail.umd.edu.