There's nothing that a woman can't do, is there? Well, we don't think so! Women have the power to bring a change in no time. We feel that history has failed to give its fair share of credit to some of the women who truly deserved it. We have mentioned 10 women who changed the world by pushing forward humanity in the best way possible.
1. Rani Of Jhansi
Rani Laxmibai was the queen of Jhansi from 1843 to 1853. She was married to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao. She was touted as the leading figure of the Indian Rebellion. She is remembered for her valor during the Indian mutiny of 1857-58. During a siege of a fort, she did not surrender even after her troops were overwhelmed. Instead, she offered stiff resistance to the invading forces.
2. Sojourner Truth
Another woman who left a mark was Sojourner Truth. She was an American abolitionist and a women's rights activist. She was born in slavery but escaped with her daughter in 1826. She became an outspoken advocate and the first black woman to win in a court against a white man.
3. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, which makes her the longest-serving Prime Minister of all time, being the first woman to hold that office. She was also a leader of a conservative party from 1975 to 1990. She made a major contribution to economic policies, especially with her emphasis on enhancing competitiveness.
4. Queen Nzingha
Queen Mzingha was one of the greatest women rulers of Africa. She fought against the slave trade and the European influence in the seventeenth century. She also resisted the Portuguese invasion and slave raids for around 30 or more years. She is known to be an astute diplomat and visionary military leader.
5. Empress Of Wu Zetain
Being the first and the only woman emperor of China, she had exceptional intelligence; she ruled as the "Holy and Divine Emperor" of the second Zhou dynasty for fifteen years. She also had an extraordinary competence in politics and an inordinate ambition.
6. Queen Kittur Chennamma
Kittur Chennamma was the Indian Queen of Kittur, which is a princely state in Karnataka. She was the first female freedom fighter. She was also known for her rebellion against the British government.
8. Tennessee Celeste Claflin
Lady Tennessee Celeste Claflin was known to be the first woman, along with her sister Victoria Woodhull, to open a Wall Street brokerage firm in 1870.
9. Ernestine Shepherd
Ernestine Shepherd holds Guinness World Records as the oldest female bodybuilder. She is highly inclined towards bodybuilding, fitness, and weightlifting. 20 years ago, she was just a middle-aged woman who didn't like what she saw when she stood in front of the mirror. But, today she is winning hearts by achieving what she always wanted.
10. Lucy Burns
Lucy Burns was a tall, red-haired, and blue eyes, woman fighter in the cause for woman suffrage. She worked hard to grant women the right to vote. She was the fourth of eight children.
These were some of the women who changed the world in their own way. Get inspired by them and lead a life you always dreamt of!
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