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  1. Most famous women in history

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    • Top 10 Most Famous Women in History

      • Mother Theresa.
      • Cleopatra.
      • Joan of Arc.
      • Queen Victoria.
      • Indira Gandhi.
      • Marie Antoinette.
      • Marie Curie.
    • 10 Most Famous Women In History

      • – Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, First Lady as wife to President Bill Clinton (1994-2001).
      • – Cleopatra. Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt.
      • – Anne Frank. Anne Frank was...
    • Top 100 Famous Women

      • Princess Diana (1961–1997) Princess of Wales, married to Prince Charles...
      • Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) Third Prime Minister of India, 1966-77 and 1980-84.
      • Queen Victoria (1819–1901) Queen of Great Britain during...
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  3. 100 Most Important Women in World History - ThoughtCo › most-important-women-in-world
    • Women's Rights
    • Heads of State
    • More Politics
    • Religion
    • Inventors and Scientists
    • Medicine and Nursing
    • Social Reform
    • Writers

    European and British

    1. Olympe de Gouges: in the French Revolution, declared that women were equal to men 2. Mary Wollstonecraft: British author and philosopher, mother of modern feminism 3. Harriet Martineau: wrote about politics, economics, religion, philosophy 4. Emmeline Pankhurst: key British woman suffrage radical; Founder, Women's Social and Political Union, 1903 5. Simone de Beauvoir: 20th-century feminist theorist


    1. Judith Sargent Murray: American writer who wrote early feminist essay 2. Margaret Fuller: Transcendentalist writer 3. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: women's rights and woman suffrage theorist and activist 4. Susan B. Anthony: women's rights and woman suffrage spokesperson and leader 5. Lucy Stone: abolitionist, women's rights advocate 6. Alice Paul: a primary organizer for the last winning years of women's suffrage 7. Carrie Chapman Catt: a longtime organizer for woman suffrage, organized interna...

    Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance

    1. Hatshepsut: Pharaoh of Egypt who took male powers for herself 2. Cleopatra of Egypt: last pharaoh of Egypt, active in Roman politics 3. Galla Placidia: Roman Empress and regent 4. Boudicca (or Boadicea): warrior queen of the Celts 5. Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, married to Justinian 6. Isabella I of Castile and Aragon, ruler of Spain who, as a partner ruler with her husband, drove the Moors from Granada, expelled unconverted Jews from Spain, sponsored Christopher Columbus' voyage to the...


    1. Catherine the Great of Russia: expanded Russia's borders and promoted westernization and modernization 2. Christina of Sweden: patron of art and philosophy, abdicated on conversion to Roman Catholicism 3. Queen Victoria: another influential queen for whom a whole age is named 4. Cixi (Tz'u-hsi or Hsiao-ch'in), last Dowager Empress of China, wielding enormous power as she opposed foreign influence and ruled strongly internally 5. Indira Gandhi: Prime Minister of India; also the daughter, mo...


    1. Sarojini Naidu: poet and political activist, the first Indian woman president of the Indian National Congress

    European and British

    1. Joan of Arc: legendary saint and martyr 2. Madame de Stael: intellectual and salonist


    1. Barbara Jordan: first Southern African American woman elected to Congress 2. Margaret Chase Smith: Republican Senator from Maine, the first woman elected to both the House and the Senate, first woman to have her name placed in nomination at a Republican party convention 3. Eleanor Roosevelt: wife and widow of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his "eyes and ears" as president hampered by polio, and a human rights activist in her own right

    European and British

    1. Hildegard of Bingen: abbess, mystic and visionary, composer of music and writer of books on many secular and religious topics 2. Princess Olga of Kiev: her marriage was the occasion of the conversion of Kiev (to become Russia) to Christianity, considered the first saint of the Russian Orthodox Church 3. Jeanne d'Albret(Jeanne of Navarre): Huguenot Protestant leader in France, ruler of Navarre, mother of Henry IV


    1. Mary Baker Eddy: founder of Christian Science, author of key scriptures of that faith, founder of The Christian Science Monitor


    1. Jane Addams: founder of Hull-House and of the social work profession 2. Frances Willard: temperance activist, speaker, educator 3. Harriet Tubman: freedom seeker; underground railroad conductor; abolitionist; spy, soldier, and nurse in the Civil War; women's suffrage activist 4. Sojourner Truth: Black abolitionist who also advocated for woman suffrage and met Abraham Lincoln at the White House 5. Mary Church Terrell: civil rights leader, founder of National Association of Colored Women, ch...


    1. Elizabeth Fry: prison reform, mental asylum reform, reform of convict ships 2. Wangari Maathai: environmentalist, educator

    Aphra Behn: first woman to make a living through writing; dramatist, novelist, translator, and poet
    Harriet Martineau: wrote about economics, politics, philosophy, religion
  4. Top 100 Women of History (By Internet Searches) › top-women-of-history-3529519
    • Madonna. Madonna: Which one? The singer and sometimes-actress—and very successful self-promoter and businesswoman? The mother of Jesus? The image of Mary and other saintly mothers in medieval paintings?
    • Marilyn Monroe. Actress and icon Marilyn Monroe was discovered while working in a World War II defense plant. She was considered an icon and epitomized a certain image for women in the 1940s and 1950s.
    • Cleopatra. Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, had infamous liaisons with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony while trying to keep Egypt out of Rome's clutches.
    • Anne Frank. Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl in the Netherlands, kept a diary during the time she and her family were hiding from the Nazis. She did not survive her time in a concentration camp, but her diary still speaks of hope in the midst of war and persecution.
  5. The 25 most famous and influential women in history ... › the-25-most-famous-and

    Oct 10, 2019 · Isabel de Castilla, wife of Fernando de Aragón could be one of the most influential women in history. This is mainly due to his participation in the expedition that led Christopher Columbus to “discover” the American continent.

  6. Famous Women in History: 12 Famous Females | Marie Claire ... › famous-women-in-history
    • Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” The OG rom-com queen, Jane Austen defined an entire literary genre with her shrewd social observations and wit.
    • Anne Frank (1929 – 1945) “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most honest, powerful and poignant accounts of World War II and was written by a German teenage girl.
    • Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    • Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) “Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.” Elizabeth called herself ‘The Virgin Queen’ because she chose to marry her country instead of a man.
  7. Nov 04, 2020 · Milunka Savic will go down as one of the most decorated female soldiers in warfare history. Her story begins in a remote village of just twenty people in Koprivnica, Novi Pazar, Serbia. When the Balkan War erupted in 1912, the country called all able men to the front, including Savic’s brother.

  8. 15 Greatest & Influential Women in History | Historyly › greatest-women-in-history

    Dec 09, 2016 · Here are some of the most remembered women in history. 1. Cleopatra. Image Credit: The Huffington Post. Believed to be one of the most beautiful women ever to have walked the earth, Cleopatra was the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. She fought tooth and nail to save her country from the advancing Roman Empire.

  9. 10 influential women in history | Live Science › 10-influential-women-in

    Mar 24, 2021 · From Cleopatra, Mary Wollstonecraft and Florence Nightingale to Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, learn of the achievements, backgrounds, characters and little-known details that...

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  10. 25 of the Most Influential Women in American History › 2018/03/28 › 25-of-the-most
    • Chrissy Clark
    • Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Alcott worked to support her family through financial difficulties at an early age, and managed to write “Little Women,” one of the most famous novels in American history.
    • Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906). Anthony played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. In 1878, she and co-workers presented an amendment to Congress that would give women the right to vote.
    • Clara Barton (1821-1912). Barton founded the American Red Cross and served as its first president. She was a nurse during the Civil War for the Union Army.
    • Nellie Bly (1864-1904). A journalist, she launched a new kind of investigative reporting. She is best known for her record-breaking trip around the world by ship in 72 days.
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