As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
At age 101, this woman was one of the last surviving female pilots from WW2, and older than the Royal Air Force by one year - she died today.
She wrote 270 Wikipedia articles in a single year -- “I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.”
Miriam O’Brien Underhill
Men? Mountaineer Miriam O'Brien Underhill Don't Need No Stinkin' Men - She pioneered and argued for "manless" climbing in a…
She was attacked while putting up a “Women who behave rarely make history” bumper sticker on her truck. No, seriously.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
She was the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the United States and an advocate for granting women the right to vote.
She’s the first female composer to score a major superhero movie, with the female-led Captain Marvel.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
The publisher of America's first newspaper by and for women - and someone sadly overshadowed by her more-famous contemporaries.
This 15-year-old Pakistani girl who drives motorcycles, rickshaws, and garbage trucks to help earn money for her family. She is also a medal-winning boxer and a teacher.
The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Sold into sexual slavery to Hernan Cortes, this maligned woman became his interpreter, and it was with her words that…
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
This revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.