The Treasury of Lives

The historical record often bypasses mentions of women entirely or mention them only in passing when a son was born. Yet there are fascinating life stories of female religious practitioners, teachers and rulers whose influence was profound within their communities and beyond. The Treasury strives to include all female figures and is actively working toward increasing the number of women’s biographies on the site. Learn more about the Women Initiative, our effort to balance the site and increase the number of women’s biographies.


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