18 Great women leaders of history

To celebrate the International Day of the Woman 2018, here is a fun quiz about women leaders throughout history, 18 to be specific.
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'Great' queen of Georgia
Tamar
Byzantine empress who championed women's social status
Theodora
Egyptian pharaoh who built great obelisks
Hatshepsut
Grand empress of Mongolia, helped govern on behalf of her husband Genghis Khan
Börte
Queen of Palmyra who rose up against Rome and conquered Egypt
Zenobia
Queen of the Iceni tribe who revolted against Emperor Nero
Boudicca
Norman queen, first woman to lay claim to the throne of England
Matilda
First queen of Denmark, unified Scandinavia to make the Kalmar Union
Margaret
First Frankish queen, co-founded the Merovingian dynasty, brought Christianity to the western world
Clotilde
First woman to claim the title 'Empress of all the Spains'
Urraca of Leon
First woman to rule the Byzantine Empire in her own right, ended iconoclasm
Irene of Athens
Queen of ancient Egypt, first queen regnant in recorded history
Merneith
The only woman to rule the Mughal Empire, first woman to rule an Islamic nation
Razia Sultana
The only female ruler of the Austrian Empire
Maria Theresa
Tang dynasty woman, the only woman ever to become emperor of China
Wu Zetian
Woman believed to be the only female to rule the Roman Empire in her own right
Ulpia Severina
Transgender Roman emperor who allowed women into the senate
Elagabalus
Legendary woman who was for a long time widely believed to have become pope
Pope Joan
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Level 66
May 22, 2021
Elagabalus was not a woman, and it is difficult to call him a great leader of any sort.
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Level 71
May 22, 2021
Yeah but by today's standards no leader of antiquity could really be considered great, all of them did certain good and terrible things. Notwithstanding the embellished/fabricated records of Elagabalus' life, I still think she can still be admired for her indefatigability, and her stalwart defiance against those who tried to control her. If Wu Zetian had ever capitulated to those who said a woman couldn't be emperor, then she would never have gone on to be one of China's greatest rulers. And that sort of grit is what makes Elagabalus and others great.