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Hannah Humphrey: The Publisher Who Made James Gillray

If you’re a fan of 18th century caricature artist James Gillray, then you’re probably familiar with the signature “H. Humphrey” that appears on many of his works. But who was the woman behind that signature? Her name was Hannah Humphrey, and she was an entrepreneur in her own right. Hannah Humphrey was a successful 18th century entrepreneur who overcame obstacles to build a thriving business. Through hard work and determination, she became one of the…

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Barbe-Nicole Clicquot: Widowed at 27, She Founded the Most Prestigious Champagne Brand in the World

She was widowed at the age of 27, as a mother to a 3-year-old daughter. Napoleon’s wars occupied the world, and importing goods from France was forbidden. But Barbe-Nicole Clicquot didn’t give up. Instead, she went down to the basement and developed new methods to make wine. Her methods are still used today to make what we now call champagne. Thus, she became of the world’s first international businesswomen.  In case you were wondering, “‘Veuve”…

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