Full Name: Elena Cornaro Piscopia [Helen Cornaro]
Profession: Philosopher and Mathematician
Why Famous: An esteemed musician and philosopher of her time, Piscopia was the first woman to receive an academic degree and a PhD degree from a university.
Born: June 5, 1646
Birthplace: Venice, Republic of Venice
Star Sign: Gemini
Died: July 26, 1684 (aged 38)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis