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Most important women in world history?

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    Posted: 30-Mar-2006 at 19:08
Most of the important ones are probably those we know nothing about. For example, Albert Einstein's Serbian wife - whom he said himself he would've been nothing but a simply-minded beggar without. I couldn't even tell you her name - Mileva or something. But she's probably had more influence the world's modern female leaders combined.
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  Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Mar-2006 at 09:08

Hi,

The hell with me I'm a bite lost in my Italian Renaissance history. Althought I vividely remember an history about the mother of Giovanni de'Medici delle Bande Nere (I think she was a Sforza). Anyway, it is said that her archenemy, Cerare Borgia was surrending her castle with powerfull armies holding her sons in hostage an threatening her to kill them in front of her.

While the Borgia arrived holding little Giovanni in his arms and a big nasty kniffe in one of his hands, she went to the highest tower of the castle (how dramatic these Italians!!!) and took up her dress under which she was naked and yeld:

Son of the pope, why would I care about the fruits while the tree is still alive?

Amazed by her courage Cesare ended the siege imediatle and released young Giovanni.

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  Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Mar-2006 at 09:09
Also the most important women in world history are Morty and Mila.
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  Quote morticia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Mar-2006 at 13:32
Originally posted by Maharbbal

Also the most important women in world history are Morty and Mila.


Marhabbal! Thank you for the great compliment! Maybe we're not the most important women in world history, but we are two of the FEW women in AE history!!

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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Mar-2006 at 14:23
  1. Elizabeth I of England the real establisher of British empire overseas.
  2. Joan of arc the power of spirit.
  3. Cathrine the great.
  4. Marie Courie.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Apr-2006 at 14:35

 *  Roxalaine (actually known as Hurrem Sultan in Turkish)

She was the wife of Suleyman the Magnificent. Many say she was one of the greatest reasons for the Ottoman Empire to start declining... Many historians believe she worked as a "mole" on Suleyman's court because of her letters containing very important information sent to Busbecq(the ammabassador of King Ferdinand of France). But the most important thing she did was to convince Suleyman to drown his most cunning, intelligent, and strongest son Mustafa, as almost all of the European rulers of the period were afraid he was going to ascend to the throne.

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Apr-2006 at 21:42

Well...FWIW, in Biography of the Milennium, where they announced the 100 most influential people of the years between 1001 and 2000, Mary Wollstonecraft was the most inluential woman on the list. (Number 53, if I believe...)

Second and third place went to Marie Curie and Margaret Sanger, I believe...



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  Quote Lord Ranulf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Apr-2006 at 14:04

Mary,the wife of Joseph,  the mother of the Christ. Any other great women of history no matter ethnicity and religious background, have always demonstrated in remarkable likeness similar qualities....not entirely of course but in their humanity.

 

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  Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2006 at 00:23
After much thinking here is my top ten:

1) The "Malicha" the Inacan wife of Cortes and source of tears for her
people.

2) The pope Giovanna

3) Margareth Tatcher

4) Olympe de Gouge the french revolutionnary who wrote the woman's
rights (in French there is no difference between human and man) and was
latter behaded.

5) Doa Juana the Mad the most powerfull and most miserable woman in
history betrailed by her father, her husband and her sons.

6) Helois maybe the only female writter really worth reading

7) Irene the Basilea (just to please Kom.)

8) Catherine II czarin of Russia (the only women able not only to be
ganged bang by 100 Cossaks but to ask for more).

9) Dalila (the best proof ever of women unfaithfulness)

10) My mother (hey it is my list after all, represents!)

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Matilda of Flanders, Queen Consort of King William I of England     
Blanche of Castile, Queen Consort of King Louis VIII of France and Regent for Louis IX     
Saint Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist
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  Quote Mosquito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2015 at 09:34
Bona Sforza - queen consort of Sigismundus the Old of Poland. Italian princess that introduced many new things to eastern Europe including new vegetables from the new world.

Saint Jadwiga or Saint Hedvig, the king of Poland (not the queen as it is written in wikipedia). Inspite of the fact that she was a woman she was crowned as "king" . She married the duke of Lithuania creating in this way Polish-Lithuanian alliance what leaded to foundation of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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