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The Night Witches
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Gracia Mendes Nasi
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The first naval admiral of modern times, she protected her country from foreign invaders with aplomb.
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When the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
Revolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
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