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Christine de Pizan
When her husband unexpectedly died, she rolled up her sleeves and became one of the greatest authors of the age to keep food on the table. She wrote passionate defenses of her gender (and military treatises!) that were centuries ahead of their time.
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Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.
This revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.
Irish pirate queen who led decades of rebellions against England, met face-to-face with Elizabeth I, and got official license to…
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.
To ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.