This Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia's history that has not healed to this day - or did she...?
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
Escaped slave turned slave rescuer turned plantation-torching Union spymaster, she was part Moses, part Joan of Arc, part Spider-Man.
History's first computer programmer, who invented algorithms for the first computer - which didn't even exist during her lifetime, so…
One of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived…
Through years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…
Abandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.