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25 Remarkable and Amazing Women Who Created History

By Andrew Alpin, 31 October 2017


There have been many famous people including women who have made their mark on history for their bravery, intelligence and leadership through struggle and confidence where they stood tall and strong in a man’s world. Here are 25 such amazing women in history who will never be forgotten.

1Marie Curie

The modern world will forever be indebted to scientist Marie Curie who alongside her husband researched radioactivity to make several important discoveries including radium even at the cost of her health. She was also instrumental in creating the first ambulance that helped save the lives of several soldiers in WWII. She was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. 

scientist Marie Curie

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2Margaret Heafield

Margaret Heafield headed the software engineering team for NASA’s Apollo space program as the director. She even wrote the entire mathematical sequence that helped the Apollo mission to succeed. 

Margaret Heafield

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3Amelia Earhart


As a female aviator, she was the first to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 for which she earned the US Distinguished Flying Cross. Earhart is famous for the quote “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.” 

Amelia Earhart

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4Eliza Zamfirescu

The world’s first female engineer who graduated from the Royal Academy of Technology Berlin in 1912. She was first rejected in Romania because of misogynies of the time. She persisted and achieved her dream in Germany. 

Eliza Zamfirescu first engineer

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5Rosa Parks

As a civil rights activist, Rosa parks was famous for the incident where she refused to obey the command of bus driver James F Blake to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger. Her defiant action became a symbol of the civil rights movement in the US. 

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