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Nanny of the Maroons
Led colony of escaped slaves and protected them from the English using borderline supernatural abilities.
Instigated a massive "women's war" against British taxation, the effect of which was one part protest movement, one part comedy roast, and one part block party.
When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
Te Puea Herangi
The reluctant royal who became the Maori's greatest leader.
This princess held her father to his word in the most unexpected way: by demanding to marry the stupidest man in Korea.
The 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.
After escaping the Armenian Genocide (by walking across the Syrian desert while pregnant), this woman went back into Armenia to rescue her sons, then made her way to America -- where she invented the recipe for Rice-a-Roni.
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
When her father decided to marry her, this leather-clad princess embarked on one of the most bonkers Cinderella tales ever told.