Shapir, Olga (1850–1916)

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Shapir, Olga (1850–1916)

Russian novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: Olga Andreevna Shapír. Born 1850; died 1916; grew up on the Gulf of Finland near St. Petersburg; married a physician (exiled for political activism).

Attended one of first public secondary schools for girls in Russia; worked for women's emancipation and pacifist ideals; novels include Without Love (1886) and In the Stormy Years (1907); also wrote shorter fiction and plays.