Despite the powerful Chineese influence the Vietnamese preserved a strong sense of their separate identity.D 39 two nobles sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, led and uprising that briefly drove the Chineese occupiers from the land.
Queen Nzinga [Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba Queen Anna Nzinga, also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. Wikipedia Born: Angola Died: December Kingdom of Matamba]
Empress Wu most powerful women in China Tang Dynasty she elevate the statute of women in China politics agriculture. Sure she murdered her own children to move into the Emperor's concubine position but we'll take that part with a grain of salt.
Queen Jadwiga ([jadˈvʲiɡa]), reigned as the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland from 1384 until her death. The queen donated all of her personal jewelry to the Jagiellonian University, allowing it to enroll 203 students.
Sarah Winnemucca In the first known copyrighted book by a Native American woman, Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, Winnemucca documented her Paiute people’s initial encounters with white explorers.
) consort of the Western emperor Otto I and, later, regent for her grandson Otto III; one of the most influential women of Europe, she helped strengthen the German church while subordinating it to imperial power.