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Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
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One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Olympias of Macedon
The much-maligned woman fought tooth and nail to position her son, Alexander, to become "the Great" - and herself in the process.
Destined to be a mere political pawn, this Mongol queen rode into battle while pregnant, united the warring tribes, and was considered to be the second coming of Genghis Khan.
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
When the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
Juana Azurduy de Padilla
This revolutionary (and mother of five) should have been the namesake of Bolivia - and that's the opinion of Simon Bolivar, the actual namesake of Bolivia!