9 women who challenged fate and forever changed the course of history
How much do we know of women who changed the world and left their mark forever? Brave, brilliant, caring, strong in spirit, they were not afraid to go forward.
We made a selection of several incredible women whose beauty and mind accurately saved our world. And who would you add to this list?
The first woman to travel around the world. Disguised as a man, got on the ship as a servant of French botany. Years later, she returned to Paris and transferred 3,000 new unknown plant species to the Museum of Natural History, for which she received thanks and a lifetime pension from the king.
"Moses" in the fight for the freedom of African Americans. At the age of 13, she was severely beaten, refusing to beat a fugitive slave along with an overseer. During the civil war was a nurse and intelligence officer, a writer,participated in the introduction of social reforms in the United States and inspired thousands of people to fight for freedom, regardless of color.
The most inspirational woman of science. The researcher, the first to receive two Nobel Prizes, opened the way to science for hundreds of thousands of women. Together with her husband, she discovered elements of radium and polonium, studied radioactivity, and became the first female teacher in the history of Sorbonne.
Russian princess and heroine of the resistance movement in France, worked as a fashion model, then secretary. She was engaged in intelligence activities, as well as the organization of escapes and the export abroad of British prisoners of war. She was arrested by the Nazis, who was surprised by her courage, resilience, loyalty to Russia, France and the principles of humanity. Inspired hundreds of men and women to fight the fascists.
The first lady of the world. Despite her high status, Eleonora published articles to draw attention to social problems, actively helped her husband in political issues, invented and created the UN, developed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fought for equality and women's freedom.
A programmer who taught computers to understand human language.She became the first woman to defend her doctoral thesis in mathematics, at the age of 37 she volunteered for the Navy, wrote programs for Harvard’s computer Mark I, and explained the concept “nanosecond” on her fingers. Her name is a military destroyer, a supercomputer, and in her honor annually hand over an award to young programmers.
Billie Jean King
Defeated a man in a tennis match known as the “Battle of the Sexes” to prove that women deserve equal rights with men in sports. The record for the number of wins at the Wimbledon tournament, won all the Grand Slam tournaments. On her initiative, the World Women's Tennis Association was created. Made an invaluable contribution to the development of women's sports.
The daughter of an “enemy of the people” who went to an orphanage survived the war in besieged Leningrad to devote life to medicine and the study of the brain. The founder of the Institute of Human Brain, has developed hundreds of methods for treating the nervous system. Bekhtereva believed in the supernatural abilities of our brain, which we have yet to explain from the point of view of science.
At the age of 11 she led a blog where she spoke about life under the Taliban regime and views on the development of education for girls.She got a bullet in the head for this, but survived and continued to fight for the right of children of the East to education, opened a school for refugee girls from Syria in Lebanon. Malala, at 19, is the youngest Nobel Prize winner and is considered a symbol of the struggle for her rights and freedoms for millions of girls.