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A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
In 1931, a seventeen-year-old girl struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in front of a crowd of thousands -- and then was benched into obscurity.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the by-the-book Victorian rebel who revolutionized the field of medicine who stood in stark to Mary Seacole's jolly reliance on folk remedies and home comforts.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.
The poster child for childhood abuse, nobody should ever make a kids' movie about her.
Saved the Jewish people by hammering a tent spike through an unsuspecting house guest's head.
When the most powerful man in the world made plans on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, destroyed his armies, and defiled his head so famously that she became legend for centuries thereafter.