Talented Women who were Overshadowed by their male relatives – BBC News

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BBC 100 Women is celebrating talented women from history whose work has been overshadowed by their male relatives.

Katsushika Oei was an accomplished painter, but her work is less known about than her father Katsushika Hokusai’s.

Fanny Mendelssohn composed more than 400 works of music, most of which were unpublished in her lifetime. Some of those that were, were published under her brother’s name.

Simone Cousteau was the first female aquanaut, and she explored and researched the ocean with her husband Jacques aboard their ship.

The astronomer Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets – one was named after her. But her work is less known about than her brother William’s, who discovered Uranus.

Many know of the work of Albert Einstein, but there is significant debate around how much his first wife, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries.

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