October 31st is Reformation Day. It was on this day in 1517 that the German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. In commemoration of this day, I’ve posted a link to a truly interesting article by classics scholar Valerie Foucachon. Her article is entitled Five Important Women of the Reformation You Should Know About.
These five women are Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) — The Diplomat; Marie Dentière (c.1495-1561) — The Lightning Rod; Argula von Grumbach (1492-c.1554) — The Debater; Olympia Morata (1526-1555) — The Scholar; and Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572) — The Politician. These women were high born and educated. They were also courageous, articulate, and influential, and deserve to be better known.
You can read Valerie Foucachon’s article here.
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