Noblewomen

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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 1 Elizabeth Báthory

Elizabeth Báthory
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Famous As: Countess, Serial Killer
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.

 2 Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: January 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: radcliffe infirmary, Oxford, England

 3 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
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Famous As: Swedish throne
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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 4 Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: December 29, 1721
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1764
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 5 Lisa del Giocondo

Lisa del Giocondo
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: June 15, 1479
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: July 15, 1542

 6 Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia
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Famous As: Noblewoman
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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 7 Sarah

Sarah
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Famous As: Abraham's wife
Birthdate: 1803 BC
Died: 1838 BC
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 8 Masako, Crown Princess of Japan

Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
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Famous As: Crown Princess of Japan
Birthdate: December 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Tokyo
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 9 Sarah Churchill

Sarah Churchill
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Famous As: Duchess
Birthdate: June 5, 1660
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England
Died: October 18, 1744
Sarah Churchill, daughter of British prime minister Winston Churchill, is best remembered for her performance as Anne Ashmond in the film Royal Wedding. She had also served as an air force interpreter during World War II. She also released many lithographic prints and paintings of her father.

 10 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 27, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: October 27, 1897
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 11 Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham

Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham
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Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: 1670 AD
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: December 6, 1734

 12 Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom

Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: December 3, 1935
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 13 Dorothy Macmillan

Dorothy Macmillan
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1966

 14 Lucretia

Lucretia
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 0510 BC

 15 Julia the Elder

Julia the Elder
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: October 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0014 AD

 16 Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza
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Famous As: Noblewoman
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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 17 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1689
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21, 1762

 18 Clarice Orsini

Clarice Orsini
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Monterotondo, Italy
Died: July 30, 1488
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 19 Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland
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Famous As: English princess
Birthdate: 1045 AD
Birthplace: Hungary
Died: November 16, 1093

 20 Empress Gi

Empress Gi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1315 AD
Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea
Died: 1369 AD
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 21 Contessina de' Bardi

Contessina de' Bardi
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: 1390 AD
Birthplace: Florence,Italy
Died: September 30, 1473

 22 Beatrice Portinari

Beatrice Portinari
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: 1265 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 8, 1290
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 23 Ingrid of Sweden

Ingrid of Sweden
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7, 2000

 24 Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers
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Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: January 9, 1500
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Vallier, France
Died: April 25, 1566
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 25 Margaret, Maid of Norway

Margaret, Maid of Norway
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 9, 1283
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tonsberg
Died: September 26, 1290

 26 Agnès Sorel

Agnès Sorel
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Famous As: Art model
Birthdate: 1422 AD
Birthplace: Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
Died: February 9, 1450

 27 Khutulun

Khutulun
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Famous As: Kaidu's daughter
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. 

 28 Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire

Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire
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Famous As: Writer
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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 29 Margaret Douglas

Margaret Douglas
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: October 8, 1515
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harbottle Castle, Harbottle, England
Died: March 7, 1578

 30 Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh

Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: February 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 25, 1936
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 31 Claude of France

Claude of France
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 12, 1547
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: February 21, 1575

 32 Louise de La Vallière

Louise de La Vallière
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Famous As: Duchy of La Vallière
Birthdate: August 6, 1644
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: June 7, 1710
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 33 Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois

Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: November 16, 1977

 34 Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: February 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, England
Died: January 3, 1981

 35 Hatice Sultan

Hatice Sultan
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1495 AD
Birthplace: Edirne, Turkey

 36 Aspasia

Aspasia
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Famous As: Mistress of Pericles
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.

 37 Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta Vespucci
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1453 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: April 26, 1476

 38 Lady Caroline Lamb

Lady Caroline Lamb
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Famous As: Novelist, Aristocrat
Birthdate: November 13, 1785
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dorset, England
Died: January 25, 1828

 39 Jane Shore

Jane Shore
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Famous As: Courtesan
Birthdate: 1445 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 2, 1526

 40 Princess Deokhye

Princess Deokhye
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: May 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Changdeokgung, South Korea
Died: April 21, 1989

 41 Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe

Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: September 8, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: September 3, 1792

 42 Jeanne de Clisson

Jeanne de Clisson
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Famous As: Former Noblewoman
Birthdate: 1300 AD
Birthplace: Belleville-sur-Vie, Bellevigny, France
Died: 1359 AD

 43 Marella Agnelli

Marella Agnelli
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: May 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 23, 2019

 44 Marozia

Marozia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 2, 0890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0937 AD

 45 Eleanor of Provence

Eleanor of Provence
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1223 AD
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: June 26, 1291

 46 Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco

Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco
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Famous As: Duchess
Birthdate: September 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain
Died: December 29, 2017

 47 Brunhilda of Austrasia

Brunhilda of Austrasia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0543 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 0613 AD

 48 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici

Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici
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Famous As: Art collector
Birthdate: August 11, 1667
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy
Died: February 18, 1743

 49 Francesca da Rimini

Francesca da Rimini
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Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: 1255 AD
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: 1285 AD

 50 Matilda of Tuscany

Matilda of Tuscany
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Famous As: Countess of Tuscany
Birthdate: 1046 AD
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: July 24, 1115
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