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Top 10 Nerdiest Women in History

By Becky Ferreira Oct 5, 2012

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Hypatia of Alexandria (4th Century CE)

Not only was Hypatia a genius, she was a total badass. Though she encountered a lot of misogynistic opposition during her career as a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, she didn't give a rat's astrolabe what anyone thought. Her fiery nature came through in her lectures, which attracted thousands of scholars. Definitely the original sexy librarian.

Tags: history, science, geeks, computers, life, women, women's history, marie curie, mathematics

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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