Noblewomen

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A woman of noble birth or rank is referred to as a noblewoman. Throughout history, several notable noblewomen have played significant roles. Here is a list of some famous noblewomen who made a name for themselves.
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Elizabeth Báthory
(Hungarian Noblewoman and Serial Killer)
Elizabeth Báthory
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Birthdate: August 7, 1560
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Hungary
Died: August 21, 1614
Known as The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, Elizabeth Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman who was accused of killing at least 650 young women from 1590 to 1610. She was also accused of cannibalism and bathing in the blood of her victims. She evaded punishment and died in house arrest.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
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Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: radcliffe infirmary, Oxford, England
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Infanta Leonor of Spain
(Heir presumptive to the throne of Spain as the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia)
Infanta Leonor of Spain
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Birthdate: October 31, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Lucrezia Borgia
(Duchess Consort of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio (1505 - 1519))
Lucrezia Borgia
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Birthdate: April 18, 1480
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
Died: June 24, 1519
Spanish-Italian noblewoman Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, ruled as the governor of Spoleto. She was part of many politically motivated marriages. She has been portrayed as the femme fatale in many movies and novels. Dosso Dossi’s Portrait of a Youth is the only credible portrait of Lucrezia.
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Lady Margaret Beaufort
(Mother of King Henry VII, Noblewoman)
Lady Margaret Beaufort
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Birthdate: May 31, 1443
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England
Died: June 29, 1509
Lady Margaret Beaufort, descendant of King Edward III, was a significant figure during the Wars of the Roses. She laid the foundation of the Tudor Dynasty by helping her son, Henry Tudor, acquire the English throne. She also established the Cambridge institutes Christ's College and St. John's College
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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne and Eldest Child of King ‘Carl XVI Gustav’ and Queen ‘Silvia’)
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
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Birthdate: July 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Victoria, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Duchess of Västergötland, is the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf. She is the heir to the Swedish throne by Sweden’s Act of Succession that brought about royal absolute primogeniture into practice. She also works to raise money for disabled children.
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Madame de Pompadour
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Birthdate: December 29, 1721
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1764
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Lisa del Giocondo
(Noblewomen)
Lisa del Giocondo
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Birthdate: June 15, 1479
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: July 15, 1542
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Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
(Crown Princess of Japan)
Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
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Birthdate: December 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Tokyo
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Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
(Daughter of Queen Marie Antoinette of France and King Louis XVI)
Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
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Birthdate: December 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: October 19, 1851

Marie Thérèse of France was the daughter of Queen Marie Antoinette of France and King Louis XVI. She was married to Louis XIX of France and was technically the Queen consort of France for 20 minutes on 2 August 1830 when Charles X and Louis XIX of France signed the instrument of abdication. Marie-Thérèse has been depicted in many films.

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Empress Michiko
(Empress Consort of Japan from 7 January 1989 to 30 April 2019)
Empress Michiko
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Birthdate: October 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham
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Birthdate: 1670 AD
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: December 6, 1734
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Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
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Birthdate: November 27, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: October 27, 1897
Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: July 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: December 3, 1935
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Caterina Sforza
(Italian Noblewoman, Lady of Imola and Countess of Forlì)
Caterina Sforza
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Birthdate: 1463 AD
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: May 28, 1509

Caterina Sforza was an Italian noblewoman who served as a regent for her son Ottaviano, the Lord of Imola and Forlì. Caterina is among the few women who caught the attention of Italian Renaissance writer Niccolò Machiavelli who discussed her at length. In 2010, she became the subject of a historical novel titled Scarlet Contessa.

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Dorothy Macmillan
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Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1966
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Lucretia
(Noblewoman)
Lucretia
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Birthplace: Italy
Died: 0510 BC
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Julia the Elder
(Noblewoman)
Julia the Elder
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Birthdate: October 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0014 AD
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Saint Margaret of Scotland
(Queen Consort of Scotland (1070 - 1093), Famous as 'The Pearl of Scotland')
Saint Margaret of Scotland
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Birthdate: 1045 AD
Birthplace: Hungary
Died: November 16, 1093

Saint Margaret of Scotland, the Queen consort of Scotland, was a devout Christian reputed for her compassion for the poor of Scotland, for her charitable works and for promoting the interests of the church. She died shortly after receiving news of her husband, King of Scotland Malcolm III’s death in a battle. She was later canonized by Pope Innocent IV. 

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Clarice Orsini
(Noblewomen)
Clarice Orsini
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Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Monterotondo, Italy
Died: July 30, 1488
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Ingrid of Sweden
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Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000
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Empress Gi
(Politician)
Empress Gi
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Birthdate: 1315 AD
Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea
Died: 1369 AD
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Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
(First Child, Elder Daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
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Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
(The Wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece)
Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
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Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Marie-Chantal Claire is the wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece. Her parents-in-law are Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark. Her husband is the heir apparent to the now-defunct throne of Greece. The daughter of a prominent businessman, she married Pavlos in 1995. She is the founder of Marie-Chantal, an international childrenswear brand. 

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Lady Pamela Hicks
(British Aristocrat and the Younger Daughter of 'Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma')
Lady Pamela Hicks
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Birthdate: April 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Lady Pamela Hicks is a British aristocrat best known as the daughter of Edwina Mountbatten and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Lady Pamela Hicks' memoirs of her time in India during the Indian Independence revealed important details surrounding the event, including her mother's extra-marital relationship with the future Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Carlota of Mexico
(Empress Consort of Mexico (1864 - 1867))
Carlota of Mexico
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Birthdate: June 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1927

Carlota of Mexico served as the Empress consort of Mexico from 10 April 1864 to 15 May 1867. Her husband Maximilian I of Mexico died at the age of 34 and their relationship has inspired many movies, plays, TV series, and novels.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Birthdate: May 15, 1689
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21, 1762
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Contessina de' Bardi
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Birthdate: 1390 AD
Birthplace: Florence,Italy
Died: September 30, 1473
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Diane de Poitiers
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Birthdate: January 9, 1500
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Vallier, France
Died: April 25, 1566
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Khutulun
(Mongol Noblewoman, Wrestler and Daughter of Kaidu)
Khutulun
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Birthdate: 1260 AD
Birthplace: Chagatai Khanate
Died: 1306 AD

Khutulun was a Mongol wrestler and noblewoman. The daughter of Kaidu, Khutulun is remembered for accompanying her father on his military campaigns. Khutulun finds mention in the writings of personalities like Rashid al-Din Hamadani and Marco Polo. 

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Margaret, Maid of Norway
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Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
Died: September 26, 1290
Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire
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Birthdate: March 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asthall Manor, England
Died: September 24, 2014

Deborah Cavendish, the duchess of Devonshire, was the youngest of the popular Mitford sisters. An aristocrat and a socialite, she was one of the rare people who had met both Adolf Hitler and John Kennedy. She played a key role in commercializing Chatsworth Estate and also wrote books on it.

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Maria Alexandrovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1855 - 1880))
Maria Alexandrovna
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Birthdate: August 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: June 3, 1880

Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse was the daughter of Prince Hereditary Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. She was the first wife of Russian Emperor Alexander II. She was a co-founder of the Russian Red Cross and established Russia's first all-female schools. She also helped her husband end serfdom in Russia. She suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1880. 

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Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
(Eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands)
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
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Birthdate: December 7, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
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Margaret Douglas
(Noblewomen)
Margaret Douglas
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Birthdate: October 8, 1515
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harbottle Castle, Harbottle, England
Died: March 7, 1578
Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh
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Birthdate: February 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 25, 1936

Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh was a princess, women's rights activist, feminist, and memoirist. A multi-talented personality, Taj al-Saltaneh acquired the status of a legendary figure among women while she was still active. The first woman to take off the hijab in court, Zahra organized underground women's rights meetings and led a women's rights march against the monarchy under her father.

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Claude of France
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Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romorantin-Lanthenay
Died: July 20, 1524
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Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
(Has been a claimant to the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia)
Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
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Birthdate: December 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
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Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16, 1977
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Freydís Eiríksdóttir
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Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland
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Elizabeth of Hungary
(Saint and Princess of the Kingdom of Hungary)
Elizabeth of Hungary
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Birthdate: July 7, 1207
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: November 17, 1231

Elizabeth, the daughter of Hungarian king Andrew II, was married at 14 but lost her husband to a plague in Italy at 20. She then joined the Third Order of St. Francis and opened a hospital for the poor. She is revered as the patron saint of the homeless.

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Hatice Sultan
(Princess)
Hatice Sultan
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Birthdate: 1495 AD
Birthplace: Edirne, Turkey
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Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
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Birthdate: April 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 20, 1960

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia had been raised as a refined young woman, well-versed in drawing, piano, and gymnastics. Daughter of Tsar Alexander III, Xenia was also fond of writing. Her diary mirrors her thoughts about various topical events. She also devoted herself to charity during World War I.

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Princess Charlene of Monaco
(Former Olympic Swimmer and Princess Consort of Monaco (Since 2011))
Princess Charlene of Monaco
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Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Charlene, Princess of Monaco, was once an Olympic swimmer and represented South Africa at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She met her husband, Prince Albert, at a swimming competition. She now owns the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and works for causes related to AIDS, sports, and underprivileged children.
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
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Birthdate: February 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, England
Died: January 3, 1981
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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
(Only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja)
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
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Birthdate: September 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Louise de La Vallière
(Duchy of La Vallière)
Louise de La Vallière
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Birthdate: August 6, 1644
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: June 7, 1710
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Aspasia
(Mistress of Ancient Greek Statesman Pericles)
Aspasia
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Birthdate: 0470 BC
Birthplace: Miletus Ancient Theater, Turkey
Died: 0400 BC

Aspasia was an Ancient Greek philosopher and rhetorician. One of the most influential women of her generation, Aspasia's salon was a famous intellectual center in Athens. Her salon was visited by prominent thinkers and writers, including Socrates. Her name finds mention in the works of important personalities like Xenophon, Aristophanes, and Plato.

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Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
(Member of the British royal family)
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
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Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
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Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
(Elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit)
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
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Birthdate: January 21, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway