Gertrude Bell Biography

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her skill and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.

She played a major role in establishing and helping administer the modern state of Iraq, utilising her unique perspective from her travels and relations with tribal leaders throughout the Middle East. During her lifetime she was highly esteemed and trusted by British officials and given an immense amount of power for a woman at the time. She has been described as "one of the few representatives of His Majesty's Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Gertrude Bell
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Mountaineer
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1868
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
July 12, 1926
Age at Death:
57
Cause of Death:
Drug overdose, Suicide
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