1797 – 1858 A.D.
Ida Pfeiffer, an Austrian traveler, born at Vienna. She began her career by a trip to Palestine and Egypt when she was forty-five years old.
In 1846 – 1848 she made an expedition to South America, China, India and Persia, and in 1851 – 1855 she made a journey to Africa and Australia, resulting in valuable acquisitions for the Museum of Natural History, Vienna.
Her works, which have been translated into English, include: Journey of a Viennese to the Holy Land, Journey to the Scandinavian North, and a Women’s Journey round the World.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.