Saturday, 3 June 2017

Marie Marvingt

Marie Marvingt
It has been said that social media users sometimes feel inadequate when looking at the online exploits of the people that they follow.  I admit to feeling somewhat inadequate when I first read about Marie Marvingt (1875-1963).

She was an aviation pioneer, a high-achieving sportswoman, a writer, artist and member of the Légion d'Honneur.  She tried to enlist in the army in World War One, disguised as a man, but was discovered when she became ill.  She applied to take part in the 1908 Tour de France.  Her application was refused as she was a woman, but she rode the course regardless, behind the men, and finished the course when many of the men did not.

And yet, for all her achievements, little is known about her.  A search on reveals only three books about her.

I have been preparing some resources about her, and thought this mind map might be of interest.  It will give you a taste of her amazing life.

Marie Marvingt mind map copyright CSeccombe

You will find the resources here.

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