Influential Women in History II

Some of the most influential women in history, including a few more challenging ones, part 2.
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I have only chosen women of the past, ie. those who have already passed away.
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The lead software engineer for the Apollo Project.
Margaret Hamilton
The only empress in the history of China.
Wu Zetian
One of America’s greatest poets. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style.
Emily Dickinson
She controlled the Qing Dynasty from 1861 to her death in 1908 for 47 years.
Dowager Cixi
Ruler of Egypt around 1500BC.
Duchess who was also queen mother in England and queen consort in France
Eleanor of Aquitaine
American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. Her work lead to the developement of COBOL programming language.
Grace Hopper
The "Iron Lady".
Margaret Thatcher
Known for her pamphlet “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Daughter of the above. Author of "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus"
Mary Shelley
Her work "Genji Monogatari" is often regarded as the world's first novel.
Murasaki Shikibu
The first female prime minister of a Muslim country.
Benazir Bhutto
First lady of America. As head of UN human rights commission she helped to draft the 1948 UN declaration of human rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a bestseller and helped to popularise the anti-slavery campaign.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
African-American abolitionist and women’s rights campaigner. "Ain't I a woman?"
Sojourner Truth
Mystic, author and composer in the 11th and 12th century. Her writings and music have influenced people to this day.
Hildegard of Bingen
Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama.
Rosa Parks
Born into slavery in the 19th century America. She escaped and made many missions to rescue enslaved people, using the "Underground Railroad".
Harriet Tubman
Founder of the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton
Plato referred to her as one of the great ten poets.
Long serving prime minister of India.
Indira Gandhi
The interpreter for Lewis and Clark during the U.S. government’s first exploration of the Northwest.
One of the greatest athletes of all time, she won track and field gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
It is said she brought modern dance to the world. Her untimely death was caused by her scarf.
Isadora Duncan
Mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer of the ancient Alexandria. She was a pagan martyr, torn apart by a mob of Christian monks.
Level 69
Mar 9, 2018
Love these sorts of quizzes. The quiz wouldn't accept "Wollstonecraft".
Level 72
Mar 9, 2018
Fixed, sorry and thanks. I wrote dozens of type-ins but missed that one.
Level 72
Mar 9, 2018
Fixed a few more typos and such, waiting for re-approval. Thumbs up for this getting featured so QM will do his editing magic.
Level 84
Dec 22, 2018
Nice work. I should have gotten many more of these than I did (Chinese Empress from Civ V, Alexandrian atheist martyr from the film Agora, several others from basic American history) but it's past my bed time, brain not working especially well.
Level 76
Jul 21, 2021
Hello, could you please accept "von Bingen"?
Level 73
Jul 21, 2021
Was Indira Gandhi really prime mister?
Level 72
Jul 21, 2021
Well isn't my face red! I can't believe no one spotted or mentioned that before.
Level 51
Jul 22, 2021