Collection: Soldiers >
Angela JimenezTomboy, daughter, spy, soldier, foster mom, innkeeper, gold miner, nurse, activist; veteran: Angela Jimenez doesn't need a movie so much as a mini-series.
Juana Azurduy de PadillaThis revolutionary (and mother of five) should have been the namesake of Bolivia - and that's the opinion of Simon Bolivar, the actual namesake of Bolivia!
JanequeoWhen her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)
Edwardian England's Loudest Advocate for Iraq
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself – later teaching Lawrence of Arabia how it’s done – and became one of the most influential women in the English empire, advocating loudly for Iraq’s self-governance.
Collection: Saints >
Tamar of GeorgiaSaint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
A’isha bint abi BakrIndependent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of the central figures of the Shia/Sunni civil war that continues to this day. (Note: this entry’s image follows Islamic artistic conventions to depict its figures respectfully)
Collection: Muslims >