Women Historical Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many women historical personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female historical personalities such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England, Cleopatra.The women historical personalities featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Cleopatra

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Famous As: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Nationality: Egyptian, Greek
Died: August 12, 0030

The last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the last true pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra is described as an extremely beautiful woman who was also intelligent and educated with command over numerous languages. Her romance and military alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony have inspired numerous art works.

 2 Queen Victoria

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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: January 22, 1901

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

 3 Mary, Queen of Scots

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Famous As: Queen of Scotland
Birthdate: December 8, 1542
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: February 8, 1587

Mary, Queen of Scots was the ruler of Scotland till 24 July 1567. After an uprising against her, Mary sought protection from her first cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. However, the Queen perceived her as a threat and kept Mary in confinement for eighteen and a half years. Ultimately Mary was beheaded for plotting to assassinate the Queen.

 4 Catherine of Aragon

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Famous As: Ambassador
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 7, 1536

Catherine of Aragon was one of the most popular English royal consorts of all time. A patron of Renaissance humanism, she gained widespread admiration for starting a program for the relief of the poor. A woman who was ahead of her time, Catherine commissioned The Education of a Christian Woman, a controversial book promoting women's right to education.

 5 Catherine the Great

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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: May 2, 1729
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 17, 1796

The Empress of Russia for almost 35 years, Catherine the Great was the country's longest-ruling female leader. An ambitious ruler, she rapidly expanded the Russian Empire and is credited with modernizing the country along Western European lines. She supported the ideals of the Enlightenment and the period of her rule—the Catherinian Era—is considered the Golden Age of Russia.

 6 Marie Antoinette

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Famous As: Queen of France
Birthdate: November 2, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian, French
Died: October 16, 1793
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.

 7 Anne Boleyn

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Famous As: Marquess of Pembroke
Birthdate: 1501 AD
Nationality: British
Died: May 19, 1536

The queen of England from 1533 to 1536, Anne Boleyn played an important role in the political and religious upheaval that led to the beginning of the English Reformation. She is widely regarded as the most important and influential queen consort of England. She was charged with adultery, incest, and treason and was executed by beheading in 1536.

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 8 Mary I of England

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Famous As: Queen of England and Ireland
Birthdate: February 18, 1516
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: November 17, 1558

Mary I, the queen of England from 1553-1558, is remembered as the ruler who sought to return England to the Catholic Church. She persecuted many Protestants and got nearly 300 of them burned at the stake. Most of them were common citizens. Many also died in prison and hundreds fled the country. This earned her the ignominious nickname ‘Bloody Mary’.

 9 Anne, Queen of Great Britain

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Famous As: Queen of Britan
Birthdate: February 6, 1665
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 1, 1714

Many biographers consider Anne, the Queen of Great Britain, a weak and irresolute woman. It is said that she lacked political astuteness and was easily influenced by others. Though she was troubled by poor health throughout her life, she became increasingly obese and ill during her 30s and eventually died at the age of 49.

 10 Princess Alice of Battenberg

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Famous As: Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Birthdate: February 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: December 5, 1969

Princess Alice of Battenberg, the great-granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria, became Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 after her marriage. During the Second World War, she sheltered Jewish refugees and worked for the Red Cross. She was posthumously named a ‘Hero of the Holocaust’ by the British government in 2010. She was the mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II.

 11 Mary of Teck

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Famous As: Queen consort of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1953

The queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1910 to 1936, Mary of Teck was the wife of King George V. She supported her husband through the First World War and in the aftermath of the war. She became the queen mother after her son ascended to the throne. She died in 1953.

 

 12 Queen Elizabeth II

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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II is the world's oldest living monarch and longest-reigning current monarch. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the press criticism of the royal family, she continues to be a popular figure in UK.

 13 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Famous As: The Duchess of Cambridge
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

Catherine “Kate” Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge after her marriage to Prince William in 2011. Associated with countless charities, Kate and William started a mental-health campaign named Heads Together. Kate also gave rise to the “Kate Middleton effect" in the fashion world and was named to Time 100.

 14 Catherine Howard

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Famous As: Queen of England from (1540-1541)
Birthdate: 1523 AD
Nationality: British
Died: February 13, 1542
Catherine Howard, England’s queen consort from 1540 until 1541, was Henry VIII’s fifth wife. She was a cousin of Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. In November 1541, Catherine was stripped of the queen’s title and imprisoned. She was later beheaded on charges of adultery with her cousin Thomas Culpeper.

 15 Elizabeth of York

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Famous As: Queen Consort of England
Birthdate: February 11, 1466
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: February 11, 1503
Elizabeth of York, daughter of King Edward IV and wife of Henry VII of the Tudor Dynasty, was the queen consort of England from 1486 until 1503. She and Henry got married after Henry won at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1486, thus ending the Wars of the Roses

 16 Lady Jane Grey

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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 1537 AD
Nationality: British
Died: February 12, 1554
Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days' Queen, was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 10 to 19, 1553. Jane, a Protestant, was nominated to the Crown, owing to Roman Catholic Mary’s opposition to the Reformed Church of England. However, Jane was deposed, convicted of high treason, and executed.

 17 Margaret Tudor

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Famous As: Queen Consort of Scotland
Birthdate: November 28, 1489
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: October 18, 1541

 18 Elizabeth I of England

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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1603

 19 Anne of Cleves

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Famous As: Former Queen of England
Birthdate: September 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, British
Died: July 16, 1557

 20 Boudica

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Famous As: Queen of the Iceni Tribe
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 0061 AD

 21 Catherine Parr

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Famous As: Queen of England & Ireland
Birthdate: July 31, 1512
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: September 7, 1548

 22 Catherine de' Medici

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Famous As: Queen of France
Birthdate: April 13, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 5, 1589

 23 Elizabeth Woodville

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Famous As: British Queen (1464-1483)
Birthdate: 1437 AD
Nationality: British
Died: June 8, 1492

 24 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
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Famous As: British Queen
Birthdate: August 4, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 30, 2002

 25 Isabella I of Castile

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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 22, 1451
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish
Died: November 26, 1504

 26 Mariam-uz-Zamani

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Famous As: Akbar's Third Wife
Birthdate: 1542 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 19, 1623

 27 Nefertiti

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Famous As: Ancient Egyptian Queen
Birthdate: 1370 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1330 BC

 28 Queen of Sheba

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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Ethiopian

 29 Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort
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Famous As: Mother of King Henry VII
Birthdate: May 31, 1443
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: June 29, 1509

 30 Alexandra of Denmark

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Famous As: Queen of Great Britain (1901-1910)
Birthdate: December 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: November 20, 1925

 31 Mary Boleyn

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Famous As: Mistress of Henry VIII
Birthdate: 1499 AD
Nationality: British
Died: July 19, 1543

 32 Victoria, Princess Royal

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Famous As: Empress of Germany
Birthdate: November 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: August 5, 1901

 33 Margrethe II of Denmark

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Famous As: Queen of Denmark
Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality:

 34 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom

Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
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Famous As: Princess of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 25, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: December 14, 1878

 35 Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Empress Elisabeth of Austria
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Famous As: Empress of Austria
Birthdate: December 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: September 10, 1898

 36 Empress Masako

Empress Masako
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Famous As: Empress of Japan
Birthdate: December 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese

 37 Joanna of Castile

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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 6, 1479
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish
Died: April 12, 1555

 38 Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Famous As: Queen of France & England
Birthdate: 1122 AD
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 31, 1204

 39 Jezebel

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Famous As: Queen of Israel
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Israeli
Died: November 30, 0842

 40 Hatshepsut

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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1508 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1458 BC

 41 Maria Theresa

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Famous As: Queen regnant
Birthdate: May 13, 1717
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: November 29, 1780

 42 Kösem Sultan

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Famous As: Ottoman sultana
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: September 2, 1651

 43 Lady Godiva

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Famous As: 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 1067 AD

 44 Lucrezia Borgia

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Famous As: Lady of Pesaro and Gradara , Duchess of Bisceglie and Princess of Salerno , Duchess of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio
Birthdate: April 18, 1480
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 24, 1519

 45 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Famous As: Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland
Birthdate: May 19, 1744
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 17, 1818

 46 Esther

Esther
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Famous As: Queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Iranian

 47 Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi
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Famous As: Chinese Empress Dowager
Birthdate: November 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese
Died: November 15, 1908

 48 Elizabeth of Russia

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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: December 29, 1709
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 5, 1762

 49 Catherine of Valois

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Famous As: Queen Consort of England
Birthdate: October 27, 1401
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: January 3, 1437

 50 Rani Padmini

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Famous As: Queen of Chittor
Birthdate: 1303 AD
Nationality: Indian