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Margaret Cavendish

English aristocrat, a prolific writer, and a scientist
Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (162315 December 1673) was an English aristocrat and writer, best known for the biography of her husband, published in 1667.

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  • The spider-men came first, and presented her Majesty with a table full of mathematical points, lines and figures of all sorts of squares, circles, triangles, and the like; which the Empress, notwithstanding that she had a very ready wit, and quick apprehension, could not understand; but the more she endeavoured to learn, the more was she confounded
    • Description of a New World, Called The Blazing World (1666)

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