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Lakshmibai was the Rani of Jhansi in India. She lived from 1828—1858 CE. She was born in Varanasi to an upper class Brahmin family. Her mother died when she was four, but her father ensured that she was educated in many different fields such as archery, horsemanship, self-defense, as well as the academic fields that she would have learned as an aristocrat. 407 more words


Jingu Kogo

Jingu Kogo, or Empress Consort Jingu, was believed to have ruled Japan in the late 100s and early 200s CE as regent. Her story is considered by some to be a part of history with some embellishments, and by others to just be the product of legend. 190 more words


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Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians

Honestly, no she probably didn’t wear that cloak or her crown into battle, but it makes a cool image, non? 31 more words

Amina Sukhera

Amina Sukhera, or Aminatu, was the Queen of Zazzau (Zaria). Many historians believe that she existed, although evidence is very limited. Mostly the controversy has nothing to do with whether or not she did exist, but when she did. 108 more words


Shagrat al-Durr

Shagrat al-Durr, or Shajar al-Durr, (?—1259 CE) was an Egyptian queen of Turkish descent. She was one of the wives of Salih Ayyub, the Sultan of Egypt. 344 more words


Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan (1577—1645 CE) was the daughter of a Persian courtier who immigrated to India. Her father was nicknamed “Pillar of the State” by Indians, and flourished in the country’s most magnificent court. 368 more words



Tomyris (c.530 BCE) was Queen of the Massegetai tribe of people. The Massegetai lived primarily east of the Caspian Sea in modern day Iran. They were a warlike nation, and were very like the Scythians. 409 more words