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21 centuries of women in power

One female ruler per century.
In more recent times, elected leaders. Earlier, queens regnant. In cases of difficulty, regents.
Some answers would apply to two centuries; they do not repeat.
Cut off at the start of CE as the further back we get, it gets more obscure and largely Egyptian.
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Ruler
21st CE
Chancellor of Germany since 2005, influential in the EU
Angela Merkel
20th CE
First female PM, served 3 terms in Sri Lanka
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
19th CE
UK, called Empress of India
Victoria
18th CE
Russia, expanded borders, couped husband
Catherine II
17th CE
Sweden, abdicated to become a nun, possibly homosexual
Kristina
16th CE
England, ruled for 44 years, never married
Elizabeth I
15th CE
Castile, united Spain, Reconquista and sponsor of Columbus
Isabel I
14th CE
Founder of the Kalmar Union linking Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Margaret of Denmark
13th CE
Georgia (also 12th), towards the end of the Golden Age
Tamar
12th CE
Leon and Castile
Urraca
11th CE
Kashmir, described in the 'Rajatarangini'
Didda
10th CE
Mercia (UK), daughter of Alfred 'the Great', succeeded by daughter
Aethelflaed
9th CE
Byzantium (also 8th), convoked Second Council of Nicaea
Irene Sarantapechaina (Irene of Athens)
8th CE
Zhou dynasty (also 7th), China
Wu Zetian
7th CE
Silla (Korea), first woman ruler, Bidam's rebellion
Seondeok
6th CE
Ostrogoths, daughter of Theoderic 'the Great'. Justinian invaded after assassination
Amalasuintha
5th CE
Western Roman Empire: mother and regent to Valentinian III
Galla Placida
4th CE
Tanukh(ids) (Syria), enemy of the Romans, made peace on good terms
Mavia
3rd CE
Possible Western Roman Empress, numismatic evidence
Ulpia Severina
2nd CE
(also 3rd) shaman queen in Yamataikoku (Japan), appears in 'Tomb Raider'
Himiko
1st CE
Iceni (UK), lead an uprising against Romans
Boudica
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