When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
Labotsibeni Gwamile LaMdluli
When her husband inadvertently sold the country to colonial forces, this queen spent the rest of her life getting it back.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
Mexican revolutionary who bombed bridges, led hundreds of women into battle, and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the revolutionaries.
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
In fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
The "Last of the Aboriginal Tasmanians" (she wasn't) used brains, brawn, and sheer will to carve a place for herself, even as the world was collapsing around her.
Joined her sister Hortense Mancini in escaping from an equally abusive marriage, making headlines (and trouble) all across Europe in…