Biographies of some of the most famous women in history and
from around the world are featured here. This list of famous
women serves to recognize them for their contributions to
society. Famous and notable females throughout time and their
contributions will be factually presented. In addition, at
the end of each section may be a little known secret about
each of our famous women. And this may not be so factual in
Joan of Arc in Battle
Notable women throughout history have achieved fame by giving
of their wisdom, generosity, empathy and leadership skills.
Some of the most famous females of all time include artists,
writers, entertainers, scientists, explorers, rebels, political
leaders, religious leaders, educators, lawyers, athletes and
titans of industry.
Noteworthy females have run countries, won Nobel Prizes and
led revolutions. Many of these women include celebrities and
other notables. But also presented on this site are those
who simply stood up for themselves, their families and their
beliefs and changed the world by doing so.
Patchwork or Quilt?
In a patchwork of patriarchal societies like we have on this
planet, women often go unnoticed and under recognized. Even
in today's modern world there are still some countries like
India and China where birthing a boy is more "valued"
than birthing a girl.
Social, political and economic realities have weighed heavily
on most societies since civilized mankind began. The famous
women listed on this site, resisted, broke through barriers,
crushed glass ceilings and otherwise had an impact on the
world as we now know it.
Just in the last 2 centuries the Women's Suffrage Movement
in the 18th to 20th centuries, the Women's Liberation Movement
starting in the 1960's and the Feminist Movement to follow
from the 1990's to today have shown many female leaders in
thought and action.
These pages are a celebration of the notable females in history
who have shaped our world progressively for the betterment
of all people. These pages are not a statement on equal rights
or gender equality although these items will come into play.
In Conclusion ...
Famous women in history need to be celebrated for their forward
thinking, contributions, desire and action to make a positive
impact amongst the societies in which they live and their
long-lasting implications of today. So, check out the information
and even humor about the notable females on these pages and
let us know if there is anyone you would also like included
in this celebratory space as well.
Updated October 09, 2014