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Kathleen Courtney
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Born in Gillingham, Kent
Born in 1878
Died in 1974

Born 1878. Died 1974 - Suffragette and world peace activist.

Read modern languages at Oxford. Devoted life to improving position of women and to world peace. Founder of Women’s International League for Peace. Took part in drawing up of UN Charter. Created DBE in 1952.

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