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Adelaide Sophia Hoodless (1858—1910)

Alice Sophia Acland (1849—1935) co-operative movement activist and advocate of women's advancement

Alice Sophia Gregory (1867—1946) midwife

Ann Sophia Stephens (1810—1886)

Catherine Sophia Blake (1762—1831) wife and assistant to William Blake

Charlotte Sophia Burne (1850—1923)

electress of Hanover Sophia (1630—1714) electress of Hanover, consort of Ernst August

Elizabeth Anna Sophia Dawes (1864—1954) classical scholar and teacher

Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins (1763—1828) novelist

Ella Sophia Armitage (1841—1931) historian and archaeologist

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Janet Sophia Wallis (1858—1928) philanthropist and founder of the Mission of Hope

Lady Rose Sophia Mary Weigall (1834—1921) literary editor and social worker

Lady Sophia Bulkeley (fl. c. 1650—1728) Jacobite sympathizer

Louisa Sophia Goldsmid (1819—1908) feminist and promoter of women's education

Mary Sophia Allen (1878—1964) police officer

Mary Sophia Benton (1855—1944) headmistress

(Mary Sophia) Charlotte Howe (1703—1782) politician

Pistis Sophia

Princess Sophia

Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh (1876—1948) suffragette

Sancta Sophia

Sara Sophia Hennell (1812—1899) author

Sarah Sophia Banks (1744—1818) collector of antiquarian items

(Sarah) Sophia Beale (1837—1920) writer on art and painter

Sarah Sophia Child Villiers (1785—1867) political hostess




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Female name. St Sophia was the legendary mother of three virgin martyrs, Faith, Hope, and Charity; she supposedly died three days after their death, while praying at their tomb. The legend originated in the Eastern Church, and can be understood as an allegory of Divine Wisdom (Hagia Sophia, see also St Sophia at saint) from whom proceed the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Her feast day is 30 September.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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