Portrait of Louise Creighton aged 28 by Bertha Johnson, 1878.
Louise Hume Creighton, née von Glehn (7 July 1850 – 15 April 1936) was a British author of books on historical and socio-political topics and an activist for greater role of women both within society and within the Church of England. In 1872, she married Mandell Creighton, later a historian and bishop in the Church of England. The couple had seven children. Her cremated remains were buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London in the grave of her husband, the Bishop of London.
She was a daughter of Robert von Glehn of Sydenham, London; and a brother of Alfred de Glehn the French steam locomotive engineer. She was the mother of seven: Beatrice in 1872, Lucia in 1874, Cuthbert in 1876, Walter in 1878, Mary in 1880, and Oswin in 1883; and finally Gemma, born in 1887.
Covert, James (2000), A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton, London and New York: Hambledon and London. Pp. xv, 412, 35 plates, ISBN1-85285-260-7
Covert, James Thayne (2004), "Louise Hume Creighton (1850–1936)", in Matthew, H. C. G.; Harrison, Brian, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38640