- NAME: Victoria Woodhull
- OCCUPATION: Women's Rights Activist, Editor, Publisher
- BIRTH DATE: September 23, 1838
- DEATH DATE: June 27, 1927
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Homer, Ohio
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bredon's Norton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
- Maiden Name: Victoria Claflin
- AKA: Victoria Woodhull
- Full Name: Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin
- AKA: Victoria Claflin Woodhull
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Victoria Woodhull was a spiritualist, activist, politician and author who was the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States.
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In 1877, Woodhull and her sister moved to England, perhaps to make a fresh start. She spent much of her time writing; her works from this time include Human Body: The Temple of God (1890). Woodhull also published a magazine with her daughter, The Humanitarian, for nine years, beginning in 1892.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin died on June 10, 1927, in Bredon's Norton, Worcestershire, England. She stands as an example of a woman who chose to speak out for what she believed in.
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