Joan of Arc
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When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
When the Japanese invaded the Philippines, this beauty queen traded face powders for explosive ones.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
This uneducated rebel preacher upstaged New England magistrates so much that they founded Harvard University in part to prevent women like her from gaining power.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
Possibly the most cartoonishly evil woman to have ever existed, this Merovingian queen was an endless source of assassination attempts - including, on one memorable occasion, her own young daughter.
This Armenian folktale princess saved her hapless beau - by making him get a job.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
This heroine of South America and Italy fought in numerous civil wars alongside her husband, Giuseppe Garibaldi, often while pregnant…