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Olympe de Gouges
“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, French playwright, abolitionist, feminist
(1748 - 1793)
Born: Marie Gouze.