This most-wanted WW2 spy rescued Jews and POWs, blew up Nazi trains, and used an X-rated radio rhyme to identify herself to Britain.
In 1915, this rowdy Puerto Rican activist was arrested for wearing pants in public. It wouldn't be the last time she wore pants, or got arrested.
One of the most powerful women in Zulu history, this cursed princess did what was necessary to protect the realm.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
Spy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
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.”
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
One of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
Turned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
When her rebel husband was imprisoned, she continued the movement - by holding a castle under siege for three long, lonely years.
Abducted from her tribe, this Maori woman managed to save her kinsmen and stop a war - by straddling a roof and cramming the house underneath.
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The first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.