Ten Powerful And Fearsome Women Of The Ancient World
In most civilizations of the past, it was the men who were engaged in the bloody business of war… but not always. Throughout history there have been many powerful women who have led nations or guided ...
Catherine de' Medici
Vie en image de Catherine de Medicis, l'une des plus grandes personnalités de la renaissance française.
Ten Powerful And Fearsome Women Of The Ancient World
In most civilizations of the past, it was the men who were engaged in the bloody business of war… but not always. Throughout history there have been many powerful women who have led nations or guided ...
Friederike Auguste Sophie of Anhalt-Bernburg
Friederike Auguste Sophie of Anhalt-Bernburg (28 August 1744, Bernburg – 12 April 1827, Coswig), was a princess consort of Anhalt-Zerbst. She was married to Frederick Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-...
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Cleopatra II of Egypt
Cleopatra II (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα; c. 185 – 116 BC) was a queen (and briefly sole ruler) of Ptolemaic Egypt.
Cleopatra II was the daughter of Ptolemy V and likely Cleopatra I. She was the siste...
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Queen Jeongsun
Queen Jeongsun (정순왕후 김씨, 2 December 1745 – 11 February 1805) was a Queen consort of Korea as married to King Yeongjo (1724–1776), and the regent of Korea from 1800 to 1805 as the guardian of her minor...
Töregene Khatun
Töregene Khatun (also Turakina) (1242–1246) was the Great Khatun and regent of the Mongol Empire from the death of her husband Ögedei Khan in 1241 until the election of her eldest son Güyük Khan in 12...
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Empress Jitō
Empress Jitō (持統天皇, Jitō-tennō, 645 – 13 January 703) was the 41st monarch of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Jitō's reign spanned the years from 686 through 697.In the...
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Ermesinde of Carcassonne
Ermesinde of Carcassonne (ca. 972 – March 1, 1058) was a noblewoman in southern France. She became Countess consort of Barcelona, Girona and Osona.
Ermesinde of Carcassonne was the daughter o...
Ermesinde of Carcassonne - Wikipedia
Bulugan
Dowager Empress Khanum Bulugan was a Mongolian political leader and Empress of the Yuan Dynasty that ruled Mongolia, Tibet, Korea and China. She was born as Princess Bulukhan of the Baya'ud tribe. Her...
Blanche of Castile
Blanche of Castile (Spanish: Blanca; 4 March 1188 – 27 November 1252) was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VIII. She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX. She was ...
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Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
Marie Caroline Gibert de Lametz, (18 July 1793, Coulommiers – 25 November 1879, Monaco), was a French stage actress and later Princess Consort and regent de facto of Monaco, the spouse of Flores...
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Nino, Princess of Mingrelia
Nino (Georgian: ნინო; 15 April 1772 – 30 May 1847) was a Georgian princess royal (batonishvili) as a daughter of King George XII of Georgia and princess consort of Mingrelia as the wife of Grigol ...
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Dzeliwe of Swaziland
Inkhosikati LaShongwe (b. Dzeliwe Shongwe 1927 – 2003) was Queen Regent of Swaziland between 21 September 1982 and 9 August 1983. She was a wife of king Sobhuza II of Swaziland, and with him had...
Berenice (Seleucid queen)
Berenice (Ancient Greek: Βερενίκη, Berenikē) (c.275 BC–246 BC), also called Berenice Phernophorus ("Dowry Bearer") or Berenice Syra, was the daughter of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his first wif...
Kuda Kala Kamanafa’anu
Kuda Kala Kamanafa’anu (died 1609), was a monarch, as Sultana regnant, of the Maldives from 1607 until 1609.Kuda Kala was monarch during an unstable period of the Maldives and was not able to secure ...
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Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua
Margaret of Bavaria (1442–1479), was a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. She was the daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswi...
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Ageltrude
Ageltrude (also spelled Agiltrude) (died 27 August 923) was the Empress and Queen of Italy as wife and mother respectively of Guy (reigned 891–94) and Lambert (reigned 894–98). She was the regent fo...
Girraj Kaur
Maharani Girraj Kaur, CI was the ruling Jat Maharani of princely state Bharatpur (1900–1918) and successor of Maharaja Ram Singh, whose ruling powers were suspended on 10 August 1900 after the murder ...
Matilda of Scotland
Matilda of Scotland (c. 1080 – 1 May 1118), born Edith, was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I.
Matilda was born around 1080 in Dunfermline, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland...
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Fatima Kabafa'anu
Fatima Kabafa'anu (fl. 1704), was a Sultana regnant of the Maldives. She was the consort of sultan Ibrahim Mudzhuhiruddine of the Maldives, and briefly regent herself in 1704.Her husband was rumored t...
Countess Elisabeth of Nassau
Countess Elisabeth of Nassau (Elisabeth Flandrika) (Middelburg, 26 April 1577 – Sedan, 3 September 1642) was the second daughter of prince William of Orange and his third spouse Charlotte of Bourbon. ...
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Margaret of Bavaria
Margaret of Bavaria, (1363–23 January 1423, Dijon), was the fifth child of Albert, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing, Count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland and Lord of Friesia, and Margaret of Brieg. ...
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Alice de la Roche
Alice de la Roche, Lady of Beirut, Regent of Beirut (died 1282) was the wife of John II of Ibelin, Lord of Beirut, in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. She was a daughter of Guy I, Lord of Athens. Alice is so...
Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg
Eleonore Magdalene of Neuburg (Eleonore Magdalene Therese; 6 January 1655 – 19 January 1720) was Holy Roman Empress as the spouse of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. Through her marriage, she was ...
Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg - Wikipedia
Toda of Navarre
Toda Aznárez, also Teuda de Larraun or Tota (c. 885–aft. 970), was the queen-consort of Pamplona through her marriage to Sancho I, who reigned 905–925, and was regent of Pamplona, 931–934. Later in li...
Toda of Navarre - Wikipedia
Richeza of Sweden, Duchess of Poland
Richeza of Sweden (Swedish: Rikissa Valdemarsdotter, Polish: Ryksa szwedzka, Ryksa Waldemarówna; b. between 1265 and 1270 – d. before 1292), was a Swedish princess member of the House of Bjel...
Richeza of Sweden, Duchess of Poland - Wikipedia
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine
Isabella (1400 – 28 February 1453) was suo jure Duchess of Lorraine, from 25 January 1431 to her death in 1453. She was the first wife of Duke René of Anjou, King of Naples, and the mother of hi...
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine - Wikipedia
Margaret Elisabeth of Leiningen-Westerburg
Margaret Elisabeth of Leiningen-Westerburg (30 June 1604 in Schadeck, today part of Runkel – 13 August 1667 at Wiesenburg Castle), was a Countess of Leiningen and regent of the Landgraviate of H...
Margaret Elisabeth of Leiningen-Westerburg - Wikipedia
Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau
Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (31 March 1576 in Delft – 15 March 1644 in Königsberg) was the eldest daughter of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange and his third spouse Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpens...
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