7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc — HISTORY
Six hundred years ago, a teenage girl with courage in her heart—and voices in her head—rose from obscurity to champion Charles VII of France and lead the French army to important victories during the ...
7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc — HISTORY
Six hundred years ago, a teenage girl with courage in her heart—and voices in her head—rose from obscurity to champion Charles VII of France and lead the French army to important victories during the ...
Matilda of Tuscany
Matilda of Tuscany (Italian: Matilde, Latin: Matilda, Mathilda) (1046 – 24 July 1115) was an Italian noblewoman, the principal Italian supporter of Pope Gregory VII during the Investiture Controversy....
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Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg
Ida of Austria (c. 1055 – September 1101) was a consort of Leopold II of Austria. She was a crusader, participating in the Crusade of 1101 with her own army.
She was the daughter of Rapoto IV of C...
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Isabel of Conches
Isabel of Conches, wife of Ralph of Tosny, rode armed like a knight during a conflict in northern France during the late 12th century.Orderic Vitalis described Isabel of Conches, daughter of Simon I d...
Maria, Queen of Sicily
Maria (2 July 1363 – 25 May 1401) was Queen of Sicily and Duchess of Athens and Neopatria from 1377 until her death.
Born in Catania, she was the daughter and heir of Frederick the Simple by his f...
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Urraca of Zamora
Urraca (1033/4 – 1101) was a Leónese infanta, one of the five children of Ferdinand I the Great, who received the city of Zamora as her inheritance and exercised palatine authority in it. Her story wa...
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Eleanor of Provence
Eleanor of Provence (c. 1223 – 24/25 June 1291) was Queen consort of England, as the spouse of King Henry III of England, from 1236 until his death in 1272.Although she was completely devoted to her h...
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Matilda of Boulogne
Matilda I (or Maud) (1105? – 3 May 1152) was suo jure Countess of Boulogne. She was also queen consort of England as the wife of King Stephen.
She was born in Boulogne, France, the daughter of Eus...
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The Maidens' War
"The Maidens' War" is a tale in Bohemian tradition about an uprising of women against men. It first appeared in the twelfth-century Chronica Boëmorum of Cosmas of Prague, and later in the fourteenth...
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Ermengard of Italy
Ermengard (also Ermengarda, Ermengarde, or Irmingard) (852-896) was the only surviving daughter of Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor. In 876, she married Boso, a Frankish nobleman of the Bosonid family wh...
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Hammanah bint Jahsh
Hammanah bint Jahsh or Hamnah (Arabic: حمنة بنت جحش‎) was a companion of Muhammad.She was the daughter of Jahsh ibn Riyab, an immigrant to Mecca from the Asad tribe, and Umama bint Abdulmutt...
Bauck Poppema
Bauck Poppema or Bauck Foppesd. of Popma and Bauck Hemmema, born in Terschelling, died in Berlikum, Friesland 1501, was a legendary Dutch heroine, known for her defence of the fort Hemmemastate during...
Maud de Braose
Maud de Braose, Lady of Bramber (c. 1155 – 1210) was the wife of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, a powerful Marcher baron and court favourite of King John of England. She would later incur the...
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Rowena
'Rowena /roʊˈiːnə/ was the daughter of the Anglo-Saxon chief Hengist and a wife of Vortigern, King of the Britons, in British legend. Presented as a beautiful femme fatale, she won her people the King...
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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...
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Edith the Fair
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Doquz Khatun
Doquz Khatun (also spelled Dokuz Khatun) (d. 1265) was a Turkic Kerait princess of the 13th century, who was married to the Mongol ruler Hulagu. Their son Abaqa succeeded Hulagu upon his death.She was...
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Joan, Duchess of Brittany
Joan of Penthièvre or Joan the Lame (in French Jeanne de Penthièvre, Jeanne la Boiteuse) (c.1324 – 10 September 1384) reigned as Duchess of Brittany suo jure together with her husband Charles of...
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Umadevi
For Hindi film actress Uma Devi, see Tun TunUmadevi (उमादेवी; c. 1150 – 1218) was one of the wives of King Veera Ballala II and a Mysore general during the Chalukya campaigns.Born around 1150, U...
Magistra Hersend
Magistra Hersend, also called Magistra Hersend Physica (floruit 1249–1259, Paris) was a French female surgeon who accompanied King Louis IX of France on the Seventh Crusade in 1249. She is one of two ...
Corteo storico matildico
Corteo Storico Matildico is a reminiscent event of historical nature, which takes place annually in Quattro Castella, in the province of Reggio Emilia, since 1955.
The event takes place generally ...
Eleanor of Castile
Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was the first queen consort of Edward I of England. She was also Countess of Ponthieu in her own right from 1279 until her death in 1290, succeeding her mo...
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Khutulun
Khutulun (c. 1260 – c. 1306), also known as Aigiarne, Aiyurug, Khotol Tsagaan or Ay Yaruq (literally Moonlight) was the most famous daughter of Kaidu and a niece of Kublai Khan. Her father was m...
Rumaysa bint Milhan
Rumaysa [Ar-Rumaysho'/ Ar-Rumaydho'] bint Milhan, popularly known as Umm Sulaym, was one of the earliest women converts to Islam in Yathrib. Umm Sulaym was first married to Malik ibn an-Nadr and her s...
Rudrama Devi
Rani Rudhramadevi (1259–1289) was one of the most prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan Plateau, being one of the few ruling queens in Indian history.She was born as Rudramba (Rudra-A...
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Veborg
Veborg (died 750), was a legendary Scandinavian shieldmaiden, famous for having participated in the legendary Battle of Bråvalla, which occurred in Sweden in approximately 750. She was of Swedish or D...
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Valasca
Valasca is a woman mentioned in the History of Bohemia by Aeneas Silvius. She was also called Vlasta and was supporter of the mythical Bohemian Princess Libuše.
On the death of Libuše ca. 738, Val...
Ram Pyari Gurjar
Rampyari Gurjar was a female commander who fought against Timur (Tīmūr-e Lang "Timur the Lame") in 1398, when Timur invaded the regions from Haridwar to ancient Delhi, leading to a later association o...
Hangaku Gozen
Lady Hangaku (坂額御前, Hangaku Gozen) was a female warrior samurai, one of the relatively few Japanese warrior women commonly known in history or classical literature.
She lived during the en...
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