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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.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
When a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
Tomboy, daughter, spy, soldier, foster mom, innkeeper, gold miner, nurse, activist; veteran: Angela Jimenez doesn't need a movie so much as a mini-series.
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.
This single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
When her father died, leaving her lower-class family in debt, this indomitable woman worked tirelessly and became one of history's greatest fossil collectors.
Fearsome undefeated samurai warrior who was "a match for any god or demon," and is one of Japan's greatest heroines…