Maria Winckelmann was a gifted German astronomer and the first woman to discover a comet. Even though her husband originally took credit for the discovery, he later admitted that she was the actual discoverer of the comet.
Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt circa 350–370, and died in 415 AD. She was known for her work in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy and she is the first female mathematician whose life was well-documented.
Grace Hopper is a computer scientist, mathematician, and a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She was born on December 9th, 1906 in New York City.