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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #11

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Mary Reibey. Convicted horse thief turned shipowner and businesswoman.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #12

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^I selected Ms. Rankin on the basis that she is the first women ever elected to
Congress & she voted against going to war with Japan.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #13

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Maria Quitéria de Jesus Feira de Santana, 27 July 1792 - Salvador, August 21, 1853
The story of Maria Quiteria de Jesus reminds me of our Emilia Plater, who fought and died in the 1830 Rising against Tzarist Russia. One wonders how much military contribution these women actually made, what was the reality behind the legend. But creating a legend is also worth something.

Emilia Plater (1806-1831)

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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #14

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^I selected Ms. Rankin on the basis that she is the first women ever elected to Congress & she voted against going to war with Japan.
She certainly had a lot of guts - especially as she seems to have been the only person in Congress to speak out against entering war after Pearl Harbour. However, such idealistic pacifism as hers fails to command respect in face of Nazi and Soviet crimes. Also, I can't help wondering just how much she was allowed to see during that 1960's trip to the USSR.

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Old November 19th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #15

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Abigail Williams (1680 - ):
She and her cousin, Betty Paris started the Salem Witch Trials with the first accusations.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #16

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Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì and Lady of Imola, "The Lioness of Romagna"(1463-1509)
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Daughter of the Duke of Milan, Galeazzo Maria Sforza(assassinated in 1476) and wife of Girolamo Riario(assassinated in 1488), a great patron of musicians, poets, philosophers, admired as one of the most fashionable and educated women of the Renaissance.
Caterina also proved to be a very strong(she had a fine political and military know-how, she personally commanded the militia of Forlì to a staunch defence against the forces of Cesare Borgia) and sometimes(here it comes the awful point) an extremely violent woman( after the death of her husband and later of her son Ottaviano, Caterina ordered the indiscriminate execution of women, children and other innocent, simply guilty of being related with the perpetrators)



Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, "The woman who changed the fate of a nation with a nightgown"(1837-1899)
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An extremely fascinating woman,always present during the social events of her time(she is also known as "the most beautiful woman of the century) and the lover of many important figures she played a key role during the Wars of Italian Indipendence, when her skills convinced the French Emperor Napoleon III to sign an alliance with the Kingdom of Sardinia(the state that later managed to conquer the peninsula).
After the French defeat at the hands of the Prussian, she had another of her famous private meetings, this time with Otto Von Bismark, and the Countess obtained the safety of Paris from Prussian occupation

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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #17

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The Mitford sisters.

Diana (who married British Facist Party leader Oswald Mosley, and is the mother of former FIA president Max Mosley) was, along with her sister Unity, close to Adolf Hitler and a supporter of Naxi Germany. Unity was so upset at the declaration of war against Germany that she tried to commit suicide by shooting herself in the head.

Jessica, on the other hand, was at first a Communist supporter and later a civil rights activist in the US, as well as an author, singer and lecturer.

Nancy was a novelist, specialising in books about the upper class.

Deborah is the Duchess of Devonshire.

Pamela married and divorced a millionaire scientist but was described by one journalist as a "poultry connoisseur".
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #18

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Dolly Madison
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Defined the role of the "first Lady of the US".
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #19

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I think Catherine Medici who became a most despised woman in European when she became regent. During that reign there had been the St Bartholomew massacre during her reign.
Catherine De Medici
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Old November 19th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #20

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In Spain


Agustina de Aragón - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , inspired adoration and legends among the Spaniards. During the first siege of Saragossa, when she found herself on the war devastation, she walked among the death on the streets and handled alone a cannon, in front of the French troops, firing it. This led to men around to come back again to battle

Goya, Los Desastres de la Guerra - Qué Valor (What a brave!)

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Dolores Ibárruri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was an inspiring women for both, Republicans (specially communist) and feminist, during the Civil War and later. Her speech was considered to be the best of the country. However, later it was known that he worked very closely with the USSR, to the point that her speech and career were dictated from Moscow. Probably she was no more than a puppet of Stalin. In her age, this was considered to be an incendiary and very passionate speech


From her displayed "passion", her nickname "La Pasionaria" = "The Passionate (one)"


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Rosalía de Castro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was one of the best Spanish writers belonging to Romanticism movement. Her works are some like Jane Austen had finished in a sad way all of her stories She was enough brave to vindicate Gallician language, in an age that writing in "minor dialects" was badly considered

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