Here's a new draft biographic - of Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618 - 1680). If you're not familiar, she's worth looking up. Amazing human. Among other great things, she was the one who wrote to Descartes asking:
"Tell me please how the soul of a human being (it being only a thinking substance) can determine the bodily spirits and so bring about voluntary actions..."
That's a damn good question, and Descartes didn't have an adequate answer. Indeed, it's the chief criticism of substance dualism to this day.