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May 7, 1748

“Regardless of what barriers confront you, it is in your power to free yourselves; you have only to want to.” Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges French author of the “Declaration of the Rights Woman and Female Citizen” is born.

Olympe de Gouges was an author, playwright, abolitionist, and feminist.  Olympe de Gouges, born Marie Gouze, was a French playwright and political activist whose feminist and abolitionist writings reached a large audience. She began her career as a playwright in the early 1780s

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