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Influential Women in History II
Some of the most influential women in history, including a few more challenging ones, part 2.
Part 1 -
I have only chosen women of the past, ie. those who have already passed away.
Last updated: March 11, 2018
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The lead software engineer for the Apollo Project.
The only empress in the history of China.
One of America’s greatest poets. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style.
She controlled the Qing Dynasty from 1861 to her death in 1908 for 47 years.
Ruler of Egypt around 1500BC.
Duchess who was also queen mother in England and queen consort in France
Eleanor of Aquitaine
American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. Her work lead to the developement of COBOL programming language.
The "Iron Lady".
Known for her pamphlet “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”.
Daughter of the above. Author of "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus"
Her work "Genji Monogatari" is often regarded as the world's first novel.
The first female prime minister of a Muslim country.
First lady of America. As head of UN human rights commission she helped to draft the 1948 UN declaration of human rights.
Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a bestseller and helped to popularise the anti-slavery campaign.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
African-American abolitionist and women’s rights campaigner. "Ain't I a woman?"
Mystic, author and composer in the 11th and 12th century. Her writings and music have influenced people to this day.
Hildegard of Bingen
Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama.
Born into slavery in the 19th century America. She escaped and made many missions to rescue enslaved people, using the "Underground Railroad".
Founder of the American Red Cross.
Plato referred to her as one of the great ten poets.
Long serving prime mister of India.
The interpreter for Lewis and Clark during the U.S. government’s first exploration of the Northwest.
One of the greatest athletes of all time, she won track and field gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
It is said she brought modern dance to the world. Her untimely death was caused by her scarf.
Mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer of the ancient Alexandria. She was a pagan martyr, torn apart by a mob of Christian monks.
Mar 9, 2018
Love these sorts of quizzes. The quiz wouldn't accept "Wollstonecraft".
Mar 9, 2018
Fixed, sorry and thanks. I wrote dozens of type-ins but missed that one.
Mar 9, 2018
Fixed a few more typos and such, waiting for re-approval. Thumbs up for this getting featured so QM will do his editing magic.
Dec 22, 2018
Nice work. I should have gotten many more of these than I did (Chinese Empress from Civ V, Alexandrian atheist martyr from the film Agora, several others from basic American history) but it's past my bed time, brain not working especially well.
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