Maria Koepcke

May 15th, 1924 - December 24th, 1971

Maria Koepcke was a German ornithologist known for her work with Neotropical bird species. Koepcke was a well-respected authority in South American ornithology and her work is still referenced today. For her efforts, she is commemorated in the scientific names of four Peruvian bird species and, along with her husband, a Peruvian lizard species.

Maria Lacerda de Moura

May 16th, 1887 - March 20th, 1945

Maria Lacerda de Moura was a Brazilian teacher, writer and anarcha-feminist. The daughter of spiritist and anti-clerical parents, she grew up in the city of Barbacena, in the interior of Minas Gerais, where she graduated as a teacher at the Escola Normal Municipal de Barbacena and participated in official efforts to tackle social inequality through national literacy campaigns and educational reforms.

Maria Larsson

born January 20th, 1956

Ingrid Maria Larsson is Swedish politician of the Christian Democrats who served as Governor of Örebro County from May 2015 to December 2022, appointed by the cabinet of Stefan Löfven. She previously served as Minister for Children and the Elderly from 2010 to 2014 and as Minister for the Elderly and Public Health from 2006 to 2010. A member of the Christian Democrats, she was an MP of the Swedish Riksdag from 1998 to 2014.

Maria Lassnig

died May 6th, 2014

Maria Lassnig was an Austrian artist known for her painted self-portraits and her theory of "body awareness". She was the first female artist to win the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1988 and was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 2005. Lassnig lived and taught in Vienna from 1980 until her death.

Maria Laura Rocca

born October 5th, 1917

Maria Laura Rocca (5 October 1917 – 6 May 1999) was an Italian actress and writer.

Maria Lenk

died April 16th, 2007

Maria Emma Hulga Lenk was a Brazilian swimmer, the first South American woman to participate in the Summer Olympic Games, in 1932.

Maria Leopoldina of Austria

born January 22nd, 1797

Dona Maria Leopoldina of Austria was the first Empress of Brazil as the wife of Emperor Dom Pedro I from 12 October 1822 until her death. She was also Queen of Portugal during her husband's brief reign as King Dom Pedro IV from 10 March to 2 May 1826.

Maria Leopoldine of Austria

born April 6th, 1632

Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Tyrol, was by birth Archduchess of Austria and member of the Tyrolese branch of the House of Habsburg and by marriage the second spouse of her first cousin, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. As such, she was Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, German Queen and Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia. She died in childbirth.

María Lourdes Carlé

born February 10th, 2000

María Lourdes Carlé is an Argentine professional tennis player. She has a career-high WTA singles ranking of world No. 126 achieved on 11 December 2023 and a doubles ranking of No. 136 achieved on 25 July 2022.

María Luisa Bombal

died May 6th, 1980

María Luisa Bombal Anthes was a Chilean novelist and poet. Her work incorporates erotic, surrealist, and feminist themes. She was a recipient of the Santiago Municipal Literature Award.

Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy

died February 14th, 1714

Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy, nicknamed La Savoyana, was Queen of Spain by marriage to King Philip V. She acted as regent during her husband's absence from 1702 until 1703 and had great influence as a political adviser during the War of the Spanish Succession. Because of her effectiveness, she was well-loved in her adoptive country.

Maria Malibran

born March 24th, 1808

Maria Felicia Malibran was a Spanish singer who commonly sang both contralto and soprano parts, and was one of the best-known opera singers of the 19th century. Malibran was known for her stormy personality and dramatic intensity, becoming a legendary figure after her death in Manchester, England, at age 28. Contemporary accounts of her voice describe its range, power and flexibility as extraordinary.

Maria Malicka (actress)

born May 9th, 1900

Maria Malicka was a Polish stage and film actress. She appeared in ten films between 1927 and 1966.

Maria Margaretha Kirch

February 25th, 1670 - December 29th, 1720

Maria Margaretha Kirch was a German astronomer. She was one of the first famous astronomers of her period due to her writing on the conjunction of the sun with Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter in 1709 and 1712 respectively.

Maria Mena

born February 19th, 1986

Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian pop singer, best known for her singles such as "You're the Only One", "Just Hold Me", "All This Time" which charted in multiple countries.

Maria Menounos

born June 8th, 1978

Maria Menounos (/məˈnuːnoʊs/, Greek: Μαρία Μενούνος Greek pronunciation: [menunos]; born June 8, 1978) is an American journalist, television presenter and actress. She has hosted Extra and E! News, and served as a TV correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, and co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. She also co-created and is currently CEO of online podcast series network AfterBuzz TV. She is currently signed to WWE where she has served as an ambassador since 2013. She hosts the podcast Conversations with Maria Menounos.

Maria Michi

May 24th, 1921 - April 7th, 1980

Maria Michi (24 May 1921 – 7 April 1980) was an Italian supporting actress who worked with Roberto Rossellini on his two early neorealism masterpieces: Rome, Open City and Paisà. Michi worked first as a typist at a law firm, then as an usherette at Teatro Quattro Fontane in Rome. She was noticed and given small parts in the company of Sergio Tofano and Diana Torrieri during the 1942-1943 season. Critic Irene Bignardi called her "a woman very near the resistance and the Communist Party". In 1948, she worked with Christian-Jaque in La Chartreuse de Parme. She was married in September 1949 to Duke Augusto Torlonia, and left the world of cinema for the theater, particularly working with director Guido Salvini. The marriage was annulled in San Marino in 1956. She resumed her film career in the

Maria Miller

born March 26th, 1964

Dame Maria Frances Miller is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Basingstoke since 2005. A member of the Conservative Party, she served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from 2012 to 2014 under Prime Minister David Cameron.

Maria Montessori

died May 6th, 1952

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for her philosophy of education and her writing on scientific pedagogy. At an early age, Montessori enrolled in classes at an all-boys technical school, with hopes of becoming an engineer. She soon had a change of heart and began medical school at the Sapienza University of Rome, becoming one of the first women to attend medical school in Italy; she graduated with honors in 1896. Her educational method is in use today in many public and private schools globally.

Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal

died March 7th, 1517

Maria of Aragon was Queen of Portugal from 13 October 1500 until her death in 1517 as the second wife of King Manuel I. Manuel was the widower of Maria's elder sister, Isabella.

Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

born May 15th, 1531

Archduchess Maria of Austria was the daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor from the House of Habsburg and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary.

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress

died February 26th, 1603

Maria of Austria was the empress consort and queen consort of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and Hungary. She served as regent of Spain in the absence of her father Emperor Charles V from 1548 until 1551 and was one of the most powerful empresses of the Holy Roman Empire.

Maria of Bosnia

died April 27th, 1403

Maria of Bosnia was a member of the House of Kotromanić who married into the House of Helfenstein.

Maria of Calabria

died May 20th, 1366

Maria of Calabria, Countess of Alba, was a Neapolitan princess of the Capetian House of Anjou whose descendants inherited the crown of Naples following the death of her older sister, Queen Joanna I.

Maria of Montpellier

died April 21st, 1213

Marie of Montpellier was Lady of Montpellier and by her three marriages Viscountess of Marseille, Countess of Comminges and Queen of Aragon.

Maria of Orange-Nassau (1642–1688)

died March 20th, 1688

Maria of Nassau or Maria of Orange-Nassau was a Dutch princess of the house of Orange and by marriage pfalzgräfin or countess of Simmern-Kaiserslautern.

Maria of Portugal, Marchioness of Tortosa

born April 6th, 1342

Maria of Portugal was a Portuguese infanta (princess) member of the House of Burgundy and by marriage Marchioness of Tortosa and Lady of Albarracín.

Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile

born February 9th, 1313

Maria of Portugal was a Portuguese princess who became Queen of Castile upon her marriage to Alfonso XI in 1328. She was the eldest daughter of King Afonso IV of Portugal and his wife Beatrice of Castile.

Maria of Yugoslavia

born January 6th, 1900

Maria, known in Serbian as Marija Karađorđević, was Queen of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from 1922 to 1929 and Queen of Yugoslavia from 1929 to 1934 as the wife of King Alexander I. She was the mother of King Peter II. Her citizenship was revoked, and her property was confiscated by the Yugoslav communist regime in 1947, but she was posthumously rehabilitated in 2014.

Maria Ohisalo

born March 8th, 1985

Maria Karoliina Ohisalo is a Finnish politician and researcher who served as Minister of the Interior between 2019 and 2021. The former chairman of the Green League, she has been a Member of Parliament since 2019.

Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

born February 16th, 1786

Maria Pavlovna was a grand duchess of Russia as the daughter of Paul I, Emperor of all the Russias, and later became the Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach by her marriage to Charles Frederick of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1783–1853).

Maria Pia Conte

born March 10th, 1944

Maria Pia Conte (born 10 March 1944) is an Italian former actress.
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