7 women who did what no one expected and changed history

These powerful women overcame adversity and challenged gender stereotypes to become one of the most influential females in history. Read on to find out about their incredible stories and get inspired.

Have you ever heard about these amazing women? Which story is the most inspiring? Whom would you like to add to this list?

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Elizabeth I did not establish Protestantism in England. Henry VIII, her father, was the first monarch to introduce a new state religion to the English, the Anglican church. In 1532, he wanted to divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon. When Pope Clement VII refused to consent to the divorce, Henry VIII decided to separate the entire country of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
Jun 29, 2018 5:08PM
Lest we forget, Madame Curie! Incomplete list
Jul 30, 2021 8:31PM
Valerie Campion
Where's Florence Nightingale
Sep 1, 2020 5:40PM
John Mullin
A Medieval Frenchwoman, a sixteenth century Englishwoman,two women we’d never heard of, and no fewer than three American women make up the cut. Well done America!
Apr 19, 2020 7:40PM
Jessie Davis
Florence Nightingale pioneer of modern nursing.
Apr 5, 2020 7:05PM
Mark Therrien
Jan 5, 2020 5:32PM
Linda Madison Leckey
Correct billyboy915,
Dec 28, 2019 11:46PM
Linda Madison Leckey
Mother Theresa?
Dec 28, 2019 11:45PM
Carole Ruggiero
billyboy915, that's what I remembered from history lessons. Before Elizabeth 1 was born.
Oct 12, 2019 4:33PM
Cheryl McMeekin
I've heard of most, all interesting.
Aug 23, 2019 10:14AM
Robert Mookerdum
How about Aung San Suu Kyi,the Human Chameleon.
Aug 6, 2019 4:27AM
Dave Woodward
How can you include Oprah Winfrey in this list? She is nothing more than a TV person who has made money by wheeling and dealing. She is and always has been very self-centered and would climb over anyone to get whatever she wanted. She would never get my vote for anything
Aug 3, 2019 1:14PM
I've never heard of Cesária Évora before today! My vote goes to Eleanor Roosevelt. Oprah is definitely to be honored because of what she had to overcome. And what about Mother Teresa? Well there are very many special women of history ... and a lot of them have not even been recognized to date!!!
Jul 9, 2019 11:04AM
Linda Spreng
My vote goes to Eleanor Roosevelt. Wonderful, compassionate, selfless person. And please don't add Michelle ... I'm even suspect of Oprah's presence.
Jun 14, 2019 11:47PM
Anne Holmes
Jeri Lee Lazar, Don’t you mean learn your history
Apr 15, 2019 3:45AM
Eleanor of Aquitaine's third son Geoffrey was in line to be king after her second son, Richard, died...since Geoffrey was already dead, his son Arthur should have been king...why wasn't he?...ask Eleanor...
Mar 9, 2019 6:55PM

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