Aiza Gazuyeva Aiza Gazuyeva (also transliterated Gazueva and variably known as Aizan, Elza, Luisa or Luiza) was a young Chechen woman who became the first shahidka (Chechen f...
Albruna Albruna (fl. AD 2nd Century) was a Germanic seer.
Alena Arzamasskaia Alena Arzamasskaia, sometimes called the Russian Joan of Arc, was a famed female rebel fighter in 17th century Russia, posing as a man and fighting in Cossack Stepan Razin's revolt of 1670 in so...
Alma Allen Alma Allen (Member of Nazi resistance, Danish) was a member of the Danish Resistance against the Nazis in World War II in the early 1940s.
Aniela Krzywoń Aniela Krzywoń (born May 27, 1925 in Puźniki - died October 12, 1943 in Lenino) was a Polish soldier.
Anita Garibaldi Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro di Garibaldi, best known as Anita Garibaldi, (August 30, 1821 – August 4, 1849) was the Brazilian wife and comrade-in-arms of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Gari...
Anna Henryka Pustowojtowna Anna Henryka Pustowojtowna (1843-1881) was a Polish nationalist who fought in Poland under Marian Langiewicz.
Ats Bonninga Ats Bonninga (fl. 1494), was a Dutch noble, known for her defence of the fortress in Varnar in Gaasterland during the conflict between the Schieringers and the Vetkopers party in 1494.
Biljana Plavšić Biljana Plavšić (Serbian Cyrillic: Биљана Плавшић; born 7 July 1930) is a former president of Republika Srpska and convicted war criminal.
Brita Hagberg Brita Christina Hagberg, née Nilsdotter, alias Petter Hagberg, was a woman who served as a soldier in the Swedish army during the Russo-Swedish War.
Brita Olofsdotter Brita Olofsdotter (died 1569), was a Finnish soldier of the Swedish cavalry.
Countess Karolina Lanckorońska Countess Karolina Maria Adelajda Franciszka Ksawera Małgorzata Edina Lanckorońska (born 11 August 1898, Gars am Kamp, Lower Austria — 25 August 2002, Rome, Italy) was a Polish World War II resis...
Dolores Ibárruri Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez (9 December 189512 November 1989) — known as "La Pasionaria" (Spanish, "the Passionflower") — was a Spanish Republican leader of the Spanish Civil War and co...
Donna Maguire Donna Maguire (born c. 1967 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a former volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) once described as Europe's most dangerous woman.
Dorothea Maria Lösch Dorothea Maria Lösch (1730 – 2 February 1799), was a Swedish master mariner, known for the incident during the Russo-Swedish war in which she commandeered a Swedish ship during a crisis.
Elisa Bernerström Elisa Bernerström also known as Katrin Servenius and Johanna Servenius (fl.
Elizabeth Dowdall Lady Elizabeth Dowdall (died 1658) was the daughter of Sir John Dowdall, a wealthy landowner in County Limerick Ireland.
Elizabeth O'Farrell Elizabeth O'Farrell (Irish: Éilís Ní Fhearghail; 1884 - 25 June 1957) was an Irish nurse and member of Cumann na mBan, best known for delivering the surrender in the Easter Rising of 1916.
Elżbieta Zawacka Elżbieta Zawacka (19 March 1909 – 10 January 2009), known also by her war-time nom de guerre Zo, was a Polish university professor, scouting instructor, SOE agent and a freedom fighter dur...
Emilia Plater Emilia Plater (Broel-Plater) (Emilija Pliaterytė) (13 November 1806 – 23 December 1831) was a Polish–Lithuanian noblewoman and revolutionary
Eudokia Angelina Eudokia Angelina was the queen consort of Stephen II Nemanjić of Serbia from 1196 to 1198.
Flora Sandes Flora Sandes (22 January 1876 – 24 November 1956) was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she travelled to Serbia, w...
Hadijat Gatayeva Hadijat Gatayeva (also transliterated Hadizhat Gataeva or Khadijad Gataeva) is a Chechen Muslim humanitarian activist who, together with her husband Malik, took care of some of the G...
Halina Szwarc Halina Szwarc de domo Kłąb - was a member of the Polish resistance during the Second World War, working undercover first under the pseudonym Ryszard, then Jacek II. Postwar, she became...
Halina Szymańska Halina Szymańska was the wife of Colonel Antoni Szymański, the last prewar Polish military attaché in Berlin.
Irena Sendler Irena Sendler (née Krzyżanowska, also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, Nom de guerre Jolanta; 15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008) was ...
Jadwiga Falkowska Jadwiga Falkowska codename: Jaga, Zdzisława, Ludwika, Zaleska was a Polish teacher, social activist, Scoutmaster and one of the founders of Girl Scouting in Poland.
Jeanne d'Albret Jeanne d'Albret (16 November 1528 – 9 June 1572), also known as Jeanne III or Joan III, was the queen regnant of Navarre from 1555 to 1572.
Jessie White Mario Jessie White Mario (9 May 1832, Hampshire, England – 5 March 1906, Florence, Italy) was an English (and naturalized Italian) writer and philanthropist.
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint.
Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany Joan of France (January 24, 1391 – September 27, 1433) was Duchess of Brittany through her marriage to John VI. She was a daughter of Charles VI of France and his wife, Isabeau of Bavaria.
Joanna of Castile Joanna (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), known as Joanna the Mad (Juana la Loca), was queen in her own right of the Castile from 1504 and of Aragon from 1516.
Joanna of Rožmitál Joanna of Rosenthal (c. 1430 – 12 November 1475) was Queen consort of Bohemia as the second wife of George of Poděbrady.
Joanna Żubr Joanna Żubr (ca. 1770 - 1852) was a Polish soldier of the Napoleonic Wars, veteran of the Polish-Austrian War and the first woman to receive the Virtuti Militari, the highest Polish military order.
Jovanka Broz Jovanka Budisavljević Broz (7 December 1924 – 20 October 2013) (née Budisavljević) was First Lady of Yugoslavia as the wife of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito.
Józefa Kantor Józefa Kantor was a Polish teacher, Scoutmaster founder of the Girl Scouts group "Mury".
Kitty Kiernan Catherine Brigid (Kitty) Kiernan (1892 – 24 July 1945) was an Irish woman widely known as the fiancée of assassinated Irish revolutionary leader and Chairman of the Provisional Government ...
Krystyna Skarbek Maria Krystyna Janina Skarbek, also known as Christine Granville, GM, OBE, Croix de guerre (1 May 1908 - 15 June 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent.
Lady Blanche Arundell Lady Blanche Arundell was born to Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester and Lady Elizabeth Hastings.
Lagertha Lagertha was, according to legend, a Danish Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok.
Lathgertha Lathgertha, was a semi-legendary female Danish Viking and shieldmaiden, one-time wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok.
Louisa Battistati Louisa Battistati is recorded in Sarah Josepha Hale’s Sketches of all distinguished women (1853) as a heroine of the insurrection against Austrian rule that had taken place in Lombardy five ...
Luisa Battistati Luisa Battistati was an Italian 19th century woman who is recorded in American writer Sarah Josepha Hale’s Sketches of all distinguished women (1853) as a heroine of the insurrection against...
Luise Aston Luise Aston or Louise Aston, (26 November 1814 – 21 December 1871) was a German author and feminist, who championed the rights of women, and was known for dressing in male attire.
Maire Comerford Máire Comerford (1892-1982) was an Irish republican from County Wexford who witnessed central events in 1916-23 and remained a committed supporter of Cumann na mBan until her death.
Mairéad Farrell Mairéad Farrell (Máiréad Ní Fhearghail or Mairéad Ní Fhearail;3 March 1957 - 6 March 1988) was an Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).
Malika Umazheva Malika Umazheva (1937–2002), a former school teacher, was the former head of the pro-Moscow administration of the Chechen village Alkhan-Kala.
Margaret Buckley Margaret Buckley (née Goulding) (Maighréad Uí Bhuachalla (née Ní Ghabhláin)) (1879 — 24 July 1962) was an Irish republican and president of Sinn Féin from 1937 to 1950.
Margaret of Hungary Margaret of Hungary (Margit) (born 1175, living 1223) was the Empress consort of Isaac II Angelos, Byzantine Emperor.
Margareta Elisabeth Roos Margareta Elisabeth Roos or Anna Stina Roos (1696–1772) was a Swedish-Estonian woman and a crossdresser who served as a soldier in the Swedish army of Charles XII of Sweden during the Grea...
Margareta von Ascheberg Margareta von Ascheberg as married Barnekow (1671–1753), was a Swedish land owner, noble and acting regiment colonel during the Great Northern War.
Maria Fedecka Maria Aniela Fedecka - (1904, Moscow - 21 December 1977, Warsaw) - was a Polish social worker, member of Workers' Defence Committee.
Maria Nikiforova Maria Grigor'evna Nikiforova (Мария Григорьевна Никифорова; 1885–1919), was an anarchist partisan leader.
Maria Wittek Maria Wittek codename: Mira, Pani Maria (August 16, 1899 in Trębki, village near Gostynin in Mazowsze, 120km west of Warsaw – April 19, 1997 in Warsaw, Poland) was the first Polish woman to be p...
Marija Bursać Marija Bursać (August 2, 1921 – September 22, 1943) was a Bosnian Serb and Yugoslav communist who died while fighting for the Partisans during World War II.
Matilda of Tuscany Matilda of Tuscany (Italian: Matilde, Latin: Matilda, Mathilda) (1046 – 24 July 1115) was an Italian noblewoman, the principal Italian supporter of Pope Gregory VII during the Invest...
Molly Childers Mary Alden Osgood Childers, MBE (14 December 1875 – 1 January 1964) was an American-born Irish writer and Irish nationalist.
Nadezhda Chaikova Nadezhda Chaikova (Чайкова Надежда) (1963–1996) was a correspondent for the Russian weekly Obshchaya Gazeta.
Prillar-Guri Pillar-Guri or Pillarguri is a semi legendary figure who according to oral tradition was a woman from Sel, Norway who played a key role in the Battle of Kringen in August 1612.
Rayna Kasabova Rayna Kasabova (Cyrillic: Райна Касабова, 1 May 1897, Karlovo - 25 May 1969) was a Bulgarian air force pilot and the first womаn in the world who participated in a military flight.
Shahidka Shahidka (шахидка—Russian feminine gender derivation from shahid), sometimes called "Black Widow" or Chyornaya Vdova in Russian, is a term for Islamist Chechen female suicide bombers, willin...
Sheila Humphreys Sheila Humphreys, sometimes known as Sighle Humphreys, (26 February 1899 - 14 March 1994) was an Irish political activist and member of Cumann na mBan.
Shieldmaiden A shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology.
Swob Sjaarda Swob Sjaarda (1435-1520) was a Dutch noble, daughter of Douwe Tjaerts Aylva and Sjaarda Edwert and from 1455 married to Jarich Epes Hottinga.
Tosia Altman Tova (Tosia) Altman (born 24 August 1918 in Włocławek – May, 1943 in Warsaw, Poland) organized underground structures of Hashomer Hatzair and worked with Mordechai Anielewicz as a member of the ...
Ulrika Eleonora Stålhammar Ulrika Eleonora Stålhammar (Svenarum 1688 – Björnskog in Hultsjö 1733) was a Swedish corporal and crossdresser who served in the Great Northern War.
Veborg Veborg, was a Legendary Scandinavian Shieldmaiden, famous for having participated in the legendary Battle of Bråvalla, which occurred in Sweden in approximately 750.
Veleda Veleda was a priestess and prophet of the Germanic tribe of the Bructeri who achieved some prominence during the Batavian rebellion of AD 69–70, headed by the Romanized Batavian chief...
Verena von Weymarn Verena Merethe von Weymarn, M.D. (born July 16, 1943 in Riga, Latvia) is a retired German medical officer and the first woman in German military history ever to be appointed the rank of general.
Wanda Gertz Major Wanda Gertz was a Polish soldier who served in the Polish Legion during World War I while masquerading as a man, under the name "Kazimierz 'Kazik' Zuchowicz".
Women of Krusha e Madhe The Women of Krusha e Madhe (Grate e Krushës së Madhe; Жене у Великој Круши) are known as the Widowed Women of Kosovo because of the tragic massacre that occurred in their village.
Yolande of Aragon Yolande of Aragon (11 August 1384 – 14 November 1442) was a throne claimant and titular queen regnant of Aragon, titular queen consort of Naples, Duchess of Anjou, Countess of Provence, and...
Zura Bitiyeva Zura Bitiyeva (1948–May 21, 2003) (also transliterated as Bitieva) was a locally well-known Chechen human rights activist who was extrajudicially executed by a Russian government death squ...