Eleanor Rathbone


Eleanor Florence Rathbone born South Kensington, London, England May 12, 1872 (d. 1946). Suffragist, feminist; Independent Member of British Parliament 1929-1946; tried to prevent war through League of Nations Union; book War Can Be Averted, 1938; opposed Italian invasion of Ethiopia and Hitler's reoccupation of Rhineland; early support for Jewish refugees and recognition of Holocaust; opposed genital mutilation in Kenya and supported Indian women's rights; protested violence in Ireland.