annie bessant

 Annie Besant Biography

Personal Profile

  • Date of Birth:October 1, 1847 in a middle-class family in London.
  • Education: In 1879 she matriculated at London University and went on with her studies in science but met obstacles there owing to the sexist prejudices of her time.
  • Achievements :
    • President of Theosophical Society of India; founded Home Rule League in 1916 and demand self rule in India;
    • Became first woman president of Indian National Congress.