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Olympe de Gouges (2 items)

  • Women, rouse yourselves! The tocsin of reason resounds through the whole universe: recognize your rights. The powerful empire of nature is no longer surrounded by prejudices, fanaticism, superstition and lies.

  • All citizens including women are equally admissible to all public dignities, offices, and employments, according to their capacity, and with no other distinction than that of their virtues and talents.

    • Olympe de Gouges,
    • Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen
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Olympe de Gouges, French playwright, abolitionist, feminist

(1748 - 1793)

Born: Marie Gouze.