These twin sisters made a significant historical discovery, while the scholars of the university that wouldn't admit women refused to credit them.
Agnes and Margaret Smith
Random Related Posts
Champion weightlifter, suffragette, mom - this "Lady Hercules" did it all.
Isabella of France
After years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
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.
Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
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.
Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.
First her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
The Night Witches
This all-female civilian volunteer unit of the WW2 Soviet military overcame a lack of training, equipment, and faith to pull off one of the greatest underdog feats in human history and in so doing become Germany's worst nightmare.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
When terrorists hijacked her plane, she gave her life to save it, becoming the youngest recipient of India's highest honor.