6 Impressive People Named Harriet

The baby name Harriet is based on two Germanic elements, the first meaning “home,” the second meaning “ruler.”

Here are half a dozen impressive people named Harriet:

  1. Harriet B. Hawes (1871-1945), American archaeologist.
  2. Harriet Quimby (1875-1912), American aviator. First female pilot to fly across the English channel, in 1912.
  3. Harriet Quimby in 1911
    Harriet Quimby in 1911
  4. Harriet B. Rogers (1834-1919), American educator. Pioneer of the oral method of deaf education (oralism).
  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American writer. Wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), often cited as a cause of the American Civil War.
  6. Harriet W. R. Strong (1844-1926), American inventor and water conservationist.
  7. Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913), African-American abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor. (Her birth name was Araminta Ross. She later renamed herself Harriet after her mother.)

And here’s a bonus Harriette:

  • Harriette Chick (1875-1977), British microbiologist and nutritionist. Confirmed that both cod-liver oil and sunlight could prevent/cure rickets.

Do you know of any other equally cool people named Harriet (or Harriette, or some other variant)?

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