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A list of famous inspirational women from around the world is presented here. The list includes women from various walks of life. They excelled in art, science, music, dance, and acting, poetry and story writers. There were great rulers as well. As you go through these famous personalities, you will understand their level of commitment, enthusiasm, and keenness to pursue excellence in their walk. There are extraordinary entrepreneurs, philanthropists and heads of state as well. However, it is difficult to pick top 100 women in the world. The list is presented here randomly and there might be more honorable and popular women in history as well.
1. Susan B. Anthony, (1820-1906)
Susan Brownell Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. This famous woman demonstrated great leadership skills. She was in the teaching profession for 15 years. She was the president of many societies and associations, including the Rochester Branch of the Daughters of Temperance which fought against alcohol.
In 1870, she founded the Working women’s Central Association. She fought for women’s rights and chose non-violent methods to bring change. In 1979, a dollar coin was released to honor her.
2. Joan of Arc, (1412 – 1431)
Joan of Arc was born in France. At age 13, The famous lady began to hear voices of saints, including Michael the Archangel, Catherine of Alexandria and Margaret of Antioch. She heard through the voices that her mission was to save France. She undertook many successful battles against the English.
She was captured in a battle in 1430 and the woman was put off the trial for sorcery and heresy. The conviction was annulled in 1456 by Charles VII. She was considered for Venerable in 1908 and Saint in 1920.
3. Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor (1879-1964)
Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor was born in Virginia. Her first marriage lasted for 10 years. She married a very influential rich man, Waldorf Astor. She was the first woman elected to the British Parliament. She focused on women and issues and was instrumental in the introduction of the bill to prohibit alcohol.
She was the first female parliamentarian to introduce the bill. The bill prevented the selling of alcohol to individual who is under the age of 18.
4. Marie Antoinette, (1755-1793)
Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria. She was very much interested in arts and music. When she was 14 years old, King Louis XV proposed her to marry Dauphin Louis-Auguste. Antoinette turned to theater, card games and grand balls.
After the death of King Louis XV, she and her husband became King and Queen. When the state went bankrupt in 1789, the family moved from Versailles to Paris. The famous lady was Queen of France from 1774 to 1791 and she made history.
5. Aung San Suu Kyi, (1945- still alive)
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1945. She was educated in India and England. She met Michael Aris at University of Oxford and they got married. She shared her revelations about democracy and formed National League for Democracy (NLD). She was put under house arrest for conducting mass gatherings.
Even though she was under house arrest, 80% of seats were won by NLD. However, the government did not grant her seats. She won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and Noble prize in 1991 and made history.
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