Marie-Anne de Bovet

French feminist & anti-Semitic writer, literary critic, & explorer born in 1855.

Alexandra David-Neel

Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, & writer known for books incl. Magic and Mystery in Tibet.

Richard Francis Burton

English explorer, writer, scholar, & soldier born in 1821. Famed for his world travels & knowledge of languages.

Lawrence Durrell

English expatriate novelist, poet, dramatist, & travel writer born in 1912. Best known for The Alexandria Quartet.

Isabel Burton

English writer & explorer born in 1831. Best known as Lady Burton, wife of Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Isabelle Eberhardt

Swiss explorer & author born in 1877. At 20, moved to Algeria, converted to Islam, & advocated for decolonization.