Collection: Martyrs >
AnacaonaWhen Columbus and his crew ravaged her land, this native Haitian poet gave all to keep the peace.
SarraouniaThe "panther queen" of the Azna defeated some of the greatest villains of French colonial history through wits, cunning -- and possibly magic.
HypatiaThe 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.
Collection: Saints >
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
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.
Olga of KievBrutal princess-turned-Christian saint who burnt down enemy towns using pigeons.
Collection: Elders >