Matilda of Tuscany
Fiery defender of the pope who made kings kneel before her.
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.
Indigenous lawmaker who united warring tribes under a unified code of laws that she made herself.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
In fighting the bias of the caste system to spread education, this woman brought knowledge to girls across India.
Sword-slinging Arabian heroine who stars as the heroine of an extremely long and entertaining epic tale.
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...?
The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic…
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz
This brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.