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Who do you think are the top ten most powerful women in the world throughout history?

Who do you think are the top ten most powerful women in the world throughout history?

I've got:

-Marie Antoinette

-Eva Peron

-Cleopatra

-Joan of Arc

Any More?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1) The Virgin Mary

    2) Mother Teresa

    3)Cleopatra

    4)Jennie Wade

    5)Queen Elizabeth

    6)Queen Victoria

    8)Susan B. Anthony

    9)Ann Frank

    10)Rosa Parks

    and here are a couple extra:

    11) Helen Keller

    12)Pocahontas

    13)Sojourner Truth

    14)Harriet Tubman

    15)Clara Barton

    Source(s): http://www.angelfire.com/anime2/100import/ and research for school
  • 1 decade ago

    Elenor Roosevelt

    Lady Diana

    Mrs Ronald Regan

    Maralin Monroe

    Katharin Lee Bates

    statue of liberty

  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a few, in no particular order, with a strong bias towards the Western world (sorry):

    Isabella of Spain--a key player at the time of the opening of the New World.

    Victoria of England

    Elizabeth I of England

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Florence Nightingale---she WASN'T a sweet bedside "lady with a lamp", but a darned good string-puller who managed to get quite a bit done, despite the "scandal" of decent women nursing....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mary Magdalene

    Susan B Anthony

    Queen Elizabeth

    Rosa Parks

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  • 1 decade ago

    Madame Curie

  • 1 decade ago

    Oprah for sure, she is a big influence world wide, if she's not in them now, she will be. Should be in the top 10 for sure.

    Also, Golda Meir and Eleanor of Aquataine (who paved the way for all matriarchs in England)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hilary Clinton

    Princess Di

    I know these are current people but if you look, people listen or listened when they had an issue to address. People may joke but they got things done and Hilary still is. She has helped get better protective equipment for the military.

    Look at Jezabell too. She could blink her eyes at the right man and there would be a war against a single people.

  • sarayu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Mother Teresa

    Indira Gandhi

    Golda Meir

    Margaret Thatcher

    Sophia Loren

    Marlin Manroe

    Queen Elizabeth

    To name a few.

    VR

  • Goethe
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    By "powerful," I assume that you mean "influential." If that's the case, here's my list (In alphabetical order):

    1. Jane Addams -- founder of Hull House in Chicago, resettlement of immigrants, first "social worker," proponent of world peace, recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1933.

    2. Susan B. Anthony -- a leader in the abolitionist movement before the Civil War, a leader in the women's rights movement after the Seneca Falls conference, paved the way for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, granting the right to vote to women.

    3. Rachel Carson -- author of "The Silent Spring," brought to public attention the extensive use of pesticides, herbacides, and "biocides." Her work inspired the environmentalist movement.

    4. Grace Hopper -- As a captain in the Navy, she headed Operation Codycle, which invented the first widely-used computer language, COBOL. She helped to build the first general purpose computer. When a moth got inside the machine and caused it to fail, she taped the insect in the journal that the scientists kept and wrote, "Here's the bug that caused the problem." Ever since, something that interferes with the normal functioning of a computer has been known as a "bug."

    5. Isabella, Queen of Spain -- spearheaded the reunification of Spain, inspired the "Reconquista," or the reconquest of Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Europe; sponsored Columbus' exploration of America, made Spain the first modern world power.

    6. Ada Lovelace -- the daughter of British poet Lord Byron, she was a brilliant mathematician. When Babbage published his plans to build the first computer, she wrote a commentary on the article, suggesting that he switch from using decimal numbers to binary numbers. The ADA computer language is named after her.

    7. Sally Ride -- with a Ph.D. degree in physics, she became the first American woman astronaut to orbit the earth. She was on two Challenger space explorations, used the first robotic arm to place a communications satellite into orbit, and headed the investigation of the explosion of Challenger VIII, and more recently the explosion of the Columbia Space Shuttle. She logged 343 hours in space and is now CEO of Sally Ride Science, a manufacturer of science games for school children.

    8. Eleanor Roosevelt -- She and Abigal Adams were probably the most powerful First Ladies in history; she lead the civil rights movement, was a supporter of the New Deal policies, and helped write the United Nations' Declaration of Human Rights.

    9. Harriet Beecher Stowe -- author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," she brought public attention to the indignity of slavery. She was a leader of the abolitionist movement. Lincoln greeted her in 1862 by saying, "So you're the little woman who started this war." Her most famous quotation is, "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

    10. Harriet Tubman -- an escaped slave, she helped found the Undreground Railway, a system that helped escaped slaves journey to the north. During the Civil War, she was a nurse and a spy for the Union Army. She was the first American woman to plan and execute a military operation. She and her troops won a significant battle against the Confederacy in South Carolina.

    There are many more great women in history, but these are my top ten because of the long-lasting effects of their contributions.

  • 1 decade ago

    Catherine the Great?

    Marie Curie (maybe not all that powerful, I suppose, but she had her own type of power)

    Other people already named my other eight

  • 1 decade ago

    Alice Paul

    Lucy Burns

    Emilia Earnhart

    Eve.... :o)

    Mary....

    Source(s): Edit: Joan of Arc yes, yes, yes.....sorry I forgot her....
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