Timeline

Women are powerful, and they have always been powerful! From Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut in 1482 B.C. to Borjana Kristo, president of the fledgling Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007, women have determined the destinies of people and nations.

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Hatshepsut
b. 1503 - d. 1482 BCE

Pharaoh/Queen in Ancient Egypt
c. 1479 - 1458 BCE

This image appears courtesy of the photographer Margret Niemeyer.

 

 





Hatshepsut
Tiye
14th century B.C.

Queen in Ancient Egypt





Nefertiti
b. 1379 - d. 1330 B.C.

Queen in Ancient Egypt





Makeda
10th century BCE

Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia/Yemen)





Jelena
10th century

Queen of Croatia





Sammu-ramat
c. 811-807 BCE

Queen of Assyria





Wu Zeitian
b. 625 - d. 705

Empress of China
690-705





Seondeok
634-647

Queen of Silla (Korea)

7th century





Lady Ix Yo K'in
6th century

Ruler of Tikal (Guatemala)





Artemisia I
5th century B.C.

Queen and Admiral of Helicarnassus (Southern Turkey)





Amestris
5th century B.C.

Queen of Persia (Iran)





Kuwerami
4th century B.C.

Queen of the Waytharly Kingdom (Myanmar-Burma)

 





Mauriya
4th century A.D.

Leader of the Nabatan (Arabia)





Zenobia
3rd century A.D.

Queen of Palmyra (Syria)





Bartare
3rd century B.C.

Queen of Meroe (Sudan)





Cleopatra VII
b. 69- d. 30 B.C.

Queen of Egypt
51 B.C. - 30 B.C.

This image is licensed under a Creative Commons License by Maitri V-R.

 





Cleopatra VII
Mary
b. 1542 - d.1587

Queen of Scots
1542-1567





Catherine de' Medici
b.1519 - d. 1589

Queen Consort and Queen Regent of France
1547 - 1589





Mary I
b. 1516 - d. 1558

Queen of England
1553-1558





Isabella I
b. 1451- d. 1504

Queen of Spain
1474-1504





Margaret I
b. 1353 - d.1412

Queen of Denmark (and Norway and Sweden)
1375-1412





Radiyya Iltutmish
b. 13th century

Sultana in Northern India
1236-1240





Sugala Devi
b. 12th century

Queen/Rebellion Leader in Sri Lanka





Lilavati
b. Late 12th century and early 13th century

Queen Regnant of Sri Lanka





The Trung Sisters
b. 12 - d. 43

Warriors in Vietnam





Boudicca
1st century

Queen of the Iceni in England





Himiko
2nd century

Queen of Yamataikoku (Japan)





Trieu Au
b. 222- d. 248

Army Leader/Warrior in Vietnam





Trieu Au
Theodora
b. 500 - d.548

Empress of Byzantium (Turkey)





Theodora
Naah Ek'
6th century

Snake Lady of Palenque (Mexico)





Suiko Tenno
592-628

Imperial Ruler of Japan
b. 544 - d. 628





Wanda
8th century

Queen of Poland





Pramodo Vardhani
9th century

Queen Regnant of Central Java (Indonesia)





Shawata
11th century

Queen of Kofuru (Nigeria)





Eleanor of Aquitaine
b. 1122- d. 1204

Queen Consort of France and England





Amina Sarauniya Zazzua
b. 1533 - d.1610

Queen of Zazzua (Nigeria)





Elizabeth I
b. 1533 - d. 1603

Queen of England
1558-1603





Noor Jahan
b. 1577 - d. 1645

Mughal Empress (India)

 





Noor Jahan
Anne of Austria
b. 1601 - d. 1666

Queen of France and Navarre
1615-1666





Christina
b. 1626 - d. 1689

Queen of Sweden
1632-1654





Anne
b. 1665-1714

Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
1702-1714





Catherine I
b. 1684 - d. 1727

Empress of all the Russias
1725-1727





Catherine the Great
b. 1729 - d.1796

Empress of All the Russias
1762-1796





Maria Theresa of Austria
b. 1717-1780

Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
1740-1780





Maria Theresa of Austria
Elizabeth Petrovna
b. 1709 - d. 1762

Empress of all the Russias
1741-1762






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