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Queen Tamar, 1184-1213  The first woman to rule the nation of Georgia in her own right, Queen Tamar is honored by both her nation and her church. By any account, she was a remarkable woman and an enlightened, successful ruler who managed to hold her throne, despite opposition from her own nobles, and brought her nation into a Golden Age.     Tamar was born in 1160 to George III and his consort Burdukhan.

Queen Tamar, 1184-1213 The first woman to rule the nation of Georgia in her own right, Queen Tamar is honored by both her nation and her church. By any account, she was a remarkable woman and an enlightened, successful ruler who managed to hold her throne, despite opposition from her own nobles, and brought her nation into a Golden Age. Tamar was born in 1160 to George III and his consort Burdukhan.

"I work and continue to live with the same conviction and I find life meaningful.... I wish I could live for a long time so that one day I may know how to explain it, and if I am not granted that wish, well, then somebody else will perhaps do it, carry on from where my life has been cut short." Etty Hillesum, from her letters and diaries kept before and during her initially voluntary work at Westerbork.

"I work and continue to live with the same conviction and I find life meaningful.... I wish I could live for a long time so that one day I may know how to explain it, and if I am not granted that wish, well, then somebody else will perhaps do it, carry on from where my life has been cut short." Etty Hillesum, from her letters and diaries kept before and during her initially voluntary work at Westerbork.

America's first woman filmmaker, Lois Weber (1881-1939) began her career as an actress, but in 1913 she began directing films and by 1916, working at Universal, she was one of the highest paid directors in the world.  In 1917 she formed her own production company, and her career flourished until the early 1920's.  Her films, which focused on such controversial and serious issues as birth control and abortion, brought her into constant conflict with distributors.

America's first woman filmmaker, Lois Weber (1881-1939) began her career as an actress, but in 1913 she began directing films and by 1916, working at Universal, she was one of the highest paid directors in the world. In 1917 she formed her own production company, and her career flourished until the early 1920's. Her films, which focused on such controversial and serious issues as birth control and abortion, brought her into constant conflict with distributors.

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20 Surf Photos That Show Women Making Waves from the 1930s through the 1960s

20 Surf Photos That Show Women Making Waves from the 1930s through the 1960s

Bernard de Clairvaux

Bernard de Clairvaux

Margaret Thatcher - 1st & only female prime minister in Britain's history.   Born October 13, 1925 - Died April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher - 1st & only female prime minister in Britain's history. Born October 13, 1925 - Died April 8, 2013

Corrie Ten Boom lived in Holland during World War II. Her family was part of the Dutch Resistance Movement that protected and aided the Jews during the Nazi oppression. Her life is one amazing stor…

Corrie Ten Boom lived in Holland during World War II. Her family was part of the Dutch Resistance Movement that protected and aided the Jews during the Nazi oppression. Her life is one amazing stor…

23 hårdföra kvinnor som bröt barriärerna och förändrade historien för alltid. | Newsner

23 hårdföra kvinnor som bröt barriärerna och förändrade historien för alltid. | Newsner

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