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 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

 2 Frances Shand Kydd

Frances Shand Kydd
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Famous As: Mother of Diana, Princess of Wales
Birthdate: April 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sandringham House, Norfolk, England
Died: June 3, 2004
Frances Ruth Shand Kydd was the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. She apparently had a tiff with Diana over an interview with Hello! magazine and was not on speaking terms with her at the time of her death. Frances later spent most of her time in Catholic charitable initiatives.

 3 Infanta Leonor of Spain

Infanta Leonor of Spain
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Famous As: Heir presumptive to the throne of Spain as the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia
Birthdate: October 31, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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 4 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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 5 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.

 6 Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort
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Famous As: Mother of King Henry VII, Noblewoman
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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 7 Princess Charlene of Monaco

Princess Charlene of Monaco
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Famous As: Princess consort of Monaco (Since 2011)
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.
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 8 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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 9 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

 10 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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 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 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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 13 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

 14 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.

 15 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

 16 Claude of France

Claude of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romorantin-Lanthenay
Died: July 20, 1524
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 17 Lucretia

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

 18 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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 19 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

Better known as one of Lord Byron’s lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb met a 24-year-old Byron when she was 26, married, and has an autistic son with her husband, future British prime minister William Lamb. An author, too, she is known for her anonymously published Gothic novel Glenarvon.

 20 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
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 21 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

 22 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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 23 Empress Gi

Empress Gi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1315 AD
Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea
Died: 1369 AD

 24 Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
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Famous As: First Child, Elder Daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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 25 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

 26 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

 27 Margaret, Maid of Norway

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

 28 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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 29 Contessina de' Bardi

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

 30 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. 

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 31 Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
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Famous As: Eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
Birthdate: December 7, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 32 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
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 33 Empress Michiko

Empress Michiko
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Famous As: Empress Consort of Japan from 7 January 1989 to 30 April 2019
Birthdate: October 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

 34 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

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.

 35 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

 36 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.

 37 Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
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Famous As: Has been a claimant to the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia
Birthdate: December 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 38 Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia
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Famous As: Grand Duchess of Russia
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.

 39 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
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Famous As: Only daughter and elder child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja
Birthdate: September 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 40 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

 41 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

 42 Hatice Sultan

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

 43 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.

 44 Freydís Eiríksdóttir

Freydís Eiríksdóttir
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Iceland

 45 Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
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Famous As: Member of the British royal family
Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

 46 Simonetta Vespucci

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

 47 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

 48 Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
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Famous As: Elder child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
Birthdate: February 23, 2012
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

 49 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

 50 Beatrice Portinari

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