Micaela Almonester (1795-1874)
The Survivor Baroness of New Orleans
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
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Mary PattenWhen her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
Soraya Tarzi1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
Rebecca LukensFirst her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
Collection: Saints >
Tamar of GeorgiaSaint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
Olga of Kiev1 2 3 4 5 6789 The guy’s name was Gabriolo Fondolo, and best as I can tell, tyrant was actually his title. It was one he seemed to earn – apparently the dude’s main regret in life was not throwing Pope John XXIII and Emperor Sigismund out a window when he had the chance. (source – and... Read more »
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