Top 5 Most Famous Women In History

According to textbooks, the greatest figures in world history are men. However, this is both true and false at the same time. While most of the greatest figures are indeed men, there are many renowned women who deserve to be mentioned and remembered as having contributed with something to either the world as a whole, or at least to the country they have lived in. Here is a list of the greatest and most famous women in world history.

World’s Most Famous Women In History

Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary, the most famous women in history

Also known as Saint Mary and the mother of Jesus is without a doubt the most famous female figure in history, who will stand the test of time and even in a hundred centuries will still be esteemed and honored the way she has always been. She is a true symbol of kindness, belief and devotion and is a true icon (in the purest sense of the word) for millions of people.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, famous women in history

Also known as the Maid of Orleans is a national hero of France and also a saint in the catholic religion. Born as an ordinary rural girl in Eastern France, she has a profound vision and, guided by God, leads the people in a couple of important battles during the Hundred Years’ War. At the age of 19, she is captured by the Burgundians and burned at the stakes for being an erethic.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, famous women in history

She was an American pilot, born in Kansas in 1897. She was one of the first women pilots as well as the first women to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. This achievement was made on the 20th of May 1932. Four years later she flies over the Atlantic for the first time, but was not the pilot of the plane, rather than just part of the team, taking notes in a diary. Amelia disappears while flying over the Pacific ocean on the 2nd of July, during her attempt for a circumnavigation flight.

Eva Peron

Eva Peron, famous women in history

Her full name is actually María Eva Duarte Perón, but is better known as simply Evita. She is the second wife of the president of Argentina Juan Peron, and First Lady of the country of Argentina from the year 1946 until 1952, the year she passed away. Her strong influence is based on her role as a leader of the Peronist Women’s Party. She becomes a cult figure among the people, mainly because of her down-to-earth attitude as well as the fact that she would strongly support and help the working class and the unions.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most famous women in history

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, better known as simply Elizabeth II is the currently reigning monarch of not only the United Kingdom but also the head of the Commonwealth (part of which are New Zealand, Canada, Australia as well as 50 more countries). She has been a reigning monarch since 1952 when she ascends the throne after the decease of her father, the king of that time George VI. She is loved and respected by all of her nationals and her birthday (the 21st of April) is widely celebrated all throughout the country.

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