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Recap

Black & white photo of Aletta Jacobs sitting at her writing desk

1. Aletta Jacobs

The country’s first female university student and doctor

Born:

1854 in Sappemeer (Groningen)

Died:

1929 in Baarn (Utrecht)

A medium shot of Boy Edgar at the piano

2. Boy Edgar

An award-winning musician who was also a Resistance hero

Born:

1915 in Amsterdam

Died:

1980 in Amsterdam

Etching of the Mircacle of Amsterdam

3. Miracle Column & the Women’s Riot

A 16th-century women’s riot to protect the Miracle of Amsterdam

When it happened:

1531

When the pillar was erected:

1988

Portrait of Mademoiselle le Chevalier d'Eon

4. Mademoiselle le Chevalier d’Eon

An 18th-century transwoman who published in Amsterdam

Born:

1728 in Tonerre (France)

Died:

1810 in London (UK)

Portrait of Benno Premsela

5. Benno Premsela

A designer whose courage shaped the country and the world

Born:

1920 in Amsterdam

Died:

1997 in Amsterdam