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Tamar of Georgia
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
Marguerite de la Rocque
Stranded by her cruel relative on an abandoned Canadian island (literally named the Isle of Demons), she survived for two years by hunting animals and eventually made it back to France.
Mexican revolutionary who bombed bridges, led hundreds of women into battle, and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the revolutionaries.
Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
Indomitable pirate queen who ran Morocco and ruined Portuguese trade.