Matilda of Tuscany
Random Related Posts
When her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
When her deadbeat brothers demanded the impossible, this South African princess carried through, and slayed a dragon.
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
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.
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.
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!
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.