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15 Famous Women in History

  1. Cleopatra: She was a strong witted woman who tricked famous kings with her charm, and intellect.
  2. Rosa Parks: An African American woman who boycotted busses as a protest to the denial of black rights
  3. Mary Wollstonecraft: One of the first feminist philosophers in her time
  4. Nora Ephron: A heroin in the entertainment industry because of the way and the time she entered the scene (1983)
  5. Emmeline Pankhurst: Co-founded a movement (WSPU) that was directed towards giving women a right to vote
  6. Josephine Baker: Fought against segregation refusing reservations at 36 hotels, and eventually marching with Martin Luther King in 1963 as the only official female speaker there
  7. Malala Yousafzai: Is a pioneer in helping women get education in places like the Middle East and worldwide
  8. Amalia Earhart: Was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and only the sixth woman to get a pilots license back in the 1920’s.
  9. Valentina Tereshkova: The first woman to get to space and orbit the earth 48 times
  10. Frida Kahlo: Created some very beautiful artwork that illustrated the pain in her life, including a bus accident that left her crippled
  11. Florence Nightingale: The first woman to take 38 other nurses to Turkey during the Crimean War of 1853
  12. Elizabeth Taylor: Was an actress and humanitarian who paved the way for more female actresses
  13. Coco Chanel: Was the first to create gender neutral clothes in the fashion industry, all the while rejecting the idea that a woman, or a man,was supposed to look a certain way.
  14. Marie Curie: Won two Nobel Peace Prizes for her research in science, all the while battling sexism from her male peers.
  15. Elizabeth 1: Was one of the most feared kings in her day because of her fierce love and devotion to her country. At the same time, she did it without a man by her side, saying that her kingdom and people were all her husband’s.

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