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This website features the biographies of some of the most famous women in history and from around the world. This list of famous women serves to highlight recognition for their accomplishments in society as we now know it. Famous and notable females throughout time from all over the globe and their contributions to the present day will be factually presented. In addition, at the end of each section will be a little known secret about each of our famous women. And this may not be so factual in nature. :)

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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.


Oprah Winfrey

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 August 11, 2014


 

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