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Bishop, Isabella Lucy

Born: 1831 AD
Died: 1904 AD
Nationality: English
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1831 – Born on the 15th of October in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. English traveler and writer, first woman member of the Royal Geographical Society.
1854 – She was given £100 by her father and went to visit relatives in America.

1856 – Her first book ‘The Englishwoman in America’ was published when she was twenty-five years of age.

1857 – Went to Canada and then toured Scotland.      

1872 – Traveled to Australia.

1875 – Wrote her second book "The Hawaiian Archipelago".

1880 – She wrote "Unbeaten Tracks in Japan".

1883 – Wrote "The Golden Chersonese and the way thither".

1889 – Isabella visited missions in India, crossed Tibet and then traveled in Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan.

1890 – She joined a group of British soldiers traveling between Baghdad and Tehran.

1891 – Authored the book "Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan".

1892 – Became the first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society.

1894 – Wrote "Among the Tibetans".

1897 – She traveled in Yangtze and Han rivers in China and in Korea.

         – Wrote "A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains".

1898 – She wrote "Korea and her Neighbours".

1899 – Wrote "The Yangtze Valley and Beyond".

1900 – Wrote "Chinese Pictures".

1901 – She wrote, "Notes on Morocco".

         – She made her last great journey, when she traveled over 1,600 km/1,000 mi in Morocco.

1904 – She died in Edinburgh on 7th of October few days before her seventy-third birthday.