Psst, wanna know who Olympe was?
Playwright/feminist/activist Olympe de Gouges is the most famous female figure from the French Revolution (except for Marie Antoinette). She’s best known for writing the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791) in response to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which left women out. Before writing political pamphlets de Gouge founded her own theatre troupe which she used to stage politically-motivated shows. De Gouges spoke out against the Revolutionary government’s violent ways, and was executed for it.