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List of famous female translators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female translators list contains the most prominent and top females known for being translators. There are thousand of females working as translators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic translators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a translator then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Marilyn Nelson, Evangelina Vigil, and many more

While this isn't a list of all female translators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female translators?" and "Who are the best female translators?"
Dorothy L. Sayers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Translators
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Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1893-1957)

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#22 on The Best Crime Authors

#35 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

#11 on The Best Mystery Authors

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Roxana Saberi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Translators
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Roxana Saberi is a freelance journalist. ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States of America

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Marie Ponsot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Translators
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Marie Ponsot, née Birmingham is an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator. ...more

Age: 96

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Carolyn Forché is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Translators
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Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received awards for her literary work. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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