Born into the lowest rung of the caste system, this woman put decades of horrific abuse to an end by starting a bandit gang, laying waste to those who preyed on the less-fortunate, and getting a reputation as an incarnation of the goddess of destruction. After she gave herself up and spent some time in… Read more »
Somalia’s ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally – by ordering much of the gender castrated. Hero or villain, depending on who’s doing the telling, she remains one of Africa’s most divisive figures.
The illegitimate daughter of a minor noble, after losing her husband, she became one of the most powerful and fierce women in Italy – commanding troops, insulting Machiavelli, and fighting Cesare Borgia with unmatched ferocity.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law and in her powerful, grotesque, incredibly popular paintings that depicted his gruesome death.
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic logistics with an unmatched efficiency. Cut Content: Tupac Amaru’s Demands His demands were surprisingly minimal: he primarily wanted less enforced labor and a court closer to where he lived, so he wouldn’t have to trek… Read more »