Happy International Women’s Day! All throughout time women have changed the world with their bravery, inventions, and insights. Many have fallen into obscurity through the years as their contributions were either forgotten or misattributed, but a few made lasting impressions that are recorded in first hand accounts, journals, and newspapers. Below are four such trailblazers, written forever into the pages of history.
1. Sayyida al Hurra, pirate queen of the Mediterranean Sea (1485 – after 1542):
2. Aphra Behn (code name Astrea), playwright and political spy for Charles II (1640-1689):
3: Lozen, Apache warrior and prophet (c.1840 – 1889):
4. Qiu Jin, feminist and revolutionary (1875 – 1907):
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