Olympe de Gouges


Olympe de Gouges (née Marie Gouze) born Montauban, Tarn, France May 7, 1748 (died by guillotine 1793). "Angel of Peace"; revolutionary feminist author and pamphleteer; authored Declaration of the Rights of Women, 1791; human rights advocate; wrote anti-slavery play; opposed death penalty.


"Woman is born free and remains equal to man." (Art. 1 of Declaration; photo ladiesroom.fr)