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When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself…
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.
To save an oncoming passenger train, this 15-year-old girl climbed across a collapsing bridge, with nothing but flashes of lightning to keep her from falling to her death in the flooding river below -- a river that had already killed her father.
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
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This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
This revolutionary martyred herself to help rid China of the Qing dynasty.