Isabelle Eberhardt was born on February 17, 1877 in Geneva, Switzerland and died on October 21, 1904. Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss explorer and writer who lived and travelled extensively in North Africa. For her time she was a liberated individual who rejected conventional European morality in favor of her own path and that of Islam. She was fluent in French and spoke Russian, German and Italian. She was taught Latin and Greek, and studied classical Arabic and read the Quran with her father. Isabelle wrote on her travels in many books and newspapers. Her famous Books Includes The Nomad, In the Shadow of Islam and The Oblivion Seekers and Other Writings. Eberhardt travelled in Arab society with a freedom she could not otherwise have experienced. She had converted to Islam and regarded it as her true calling in life.