7 of the most amazing women you’ve never heard of

from Salon.com, have an amazing list including

More than 30 accomplished women from many times and places:

Nana Asma’u

For centuries, women all over the world have fought and ruled, written and taught. They’ve done business, explored, revolted and invented. They’ve done everything men have done — and a lot of things they haven’t.

Some of these women we know about. But so many others we don’t. For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.

The women who shaped our planet are too many to mention, so here are just a few of the most frankly badass females of all time.

1. Khutulun, Mongolian warrior princess and more women who fought

2. Nana Asma’u, Nigerian scholar and more women with a cause

3. Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary and more women who revolted

4. Ching Shih, Chinese pirate and more women who did business

5. Gertrude Bell, British traveler and writer and more women who explored

6. The ‘Night Witches,’ Russian WW2 fighter pilots and more women who flew

7. Hedy Lamarr, Austrian inventor (yes, that Hedy Lamarr) and more women who invented

 

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