Enheduanna In Ancient Sumeria
Hatshepsut (1478-1458 BCE): Hatshepsut was the daughter of King Thutmose I, and upon her husband’s death in 1479 BCE, she became the most powerful female leader of Egypt. She was the first woman to assume full responsibility and power as pharaoh, commissioning large building projects and conducting military expeditions into Nubia. To assert her authority as sovereign, she wore the traditional male pharaoh attire as well as a fake beard. After her reign, King Thutmose III sought to erase all mention of her from her monuments, however, to this day she is still remembered as one of the most powerful pharaohs of Egypt.
Sappho (630-570 BCE): Hailing from the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho was one of the world’s …show more content…
The Vietnamese had been suffering under the corrupt rule of a Chinese governor called To Dinh. Legend says that to gain the confidence of the people, the Trung sisters committed acts of bravery, such as killing a fearful people-eating tiger - and used the tiger's skin as paper to write a proclamation urging the people to rebel with them against the Chinese. The Trung sisters gathered an army of 80,000 people, and drove the Chinese from their land. It is believed that if the sisters had not resisted the Chinese when they did, there would be no Vietnamese nation