The Most Powerful Women In The World

Although it is considered that power is reserved to men, there are women who have left a strong mark on the time in which they lived. These are  the most powerful women who managed to gain the most important positions in society, on whom usually are men. History has noted their achievements, and today we present you the most influential women in history.

Most Powerful Women In History

  • Mother Teresa

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In the last century, there is no other influential woman like her.  She was born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, and she left her birth country Macedonia to go in Ireland to teach English. Very quickly she walked into India and worked as a teacher in a school. After World War II, she decided to stay in India to help the poor.  She founded Small organization to help orphans, something that had 4,000 members and numerous followers all over the world. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and today is a person who symbolizes humanity and compassion. She died on 5 September 1997 in Calcutta.

  •  Cleopatra

Egyptian queen and today’s still inspiration for many artists. The last heir of Pharaoh will be remembered as a woman whose charm could not resist Emperor Caesar and Mark Antony. Although she killed her sister, and was promiscuous to reach a powerful position in the country, she will be remembered as one of the fittest women in history whose dominant features were determination and intelligence. Peak reached before the fortieth year, when she decided to take away her own life – dies using viper venom.

  •  Queen Victoria

In Britain she ruled 63 years, and during that time she doubled the territory of the United Kingdom and it was defended by numerous conflicts and wars. Besides inherited the title Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was the first monarch who received the title Empress of India. Her death shook the whole strong Britain and she became a symbol of an era.

  •  Indira Gandhi

This woman left a landmark in the political history of the 20th century but also in the history of India. She give a lot for her country, even though she was one of those people who both love and hate at the same time. The longer ruled, the more Indira Gandhi was establishing a strict control over many aspects of public life in India. Nearly 20 years she was the head of state and in the end she was killed by the extremists.  She was blamed for partisanship and corruption. Indira introduced the program of sterility, to prevent rapid population growth in India.

  • Marie Antoinette

Her name today is synonymous with luxury and extravagance at the expense of starving people. Remembered as the last and most hated queen of absolutist France, for its origin and customs. There are still doubts about whether she deserved to lose her head on the guillotine during the French Revolution from the top, but undoubtedly she impacted on the position of women in society.During her life and after death, Marie Antoinette for some is a symbol of all that is good and for the others she is bad with all associated with the monarchy. Second opinion prevails throughout history. Some think she was a victim of bad circumstances and political climate of the time.

  • Marie Curie

Born in 1867 in Poland, where she studied and worked as a nurse and teacher, to be able to help where she needs to. Her lifelong dream was to become scientist and it becomes true. In Paris she met Pierre Curie and together  they make a great contribution to science. Marie Curie was the first woman who won the Nobel Prize in science, and after her husband’s death, she won another award.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

It is one of the first women admitted to the Senate (1911).Before becoming first lady of America. Her husband Franklin Roosevelt assisted in the operation, although at that time the wives of presidents were declare exclusively as housewives.  She organized conferences for journalists, had great influence over her husband in making important decisions for the benefit of children in America. Also she was fighting for the rights of minorities and women. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt continued  with her political activities. She is a champion of civil rights. Worked to enhance the status of working women, and opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believe it would adversely affect women.

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