8 Historical Female Rulers Who Challenged the Status Quo

These incredible women refused to wait on history's sidelines.

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Cleopatra (69 — 30 B.C.E.)

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Aelia Eudocia (c. 401 — 460 C.E.)

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Theodora (500 — 548 C.E.)

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Æthelflæd (c. 870 — 918 C.E.)

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Catherine the Great (1729 — 1796)

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Lakshmibai (1828 — 1858)

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Empress Dowager Cixi (1835 — 1908)

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Benazir Bhutto (1953 — 2007)

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