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WOMAN LEADER : DESCRIPTION : EXPLANATION
  • Catherine II : Empress of Russia who succeeded her husband Peter III
    - Catherine II was born in Prussia. She defeated the Ottoman Turks and conquered Crimea. She was succeeded by Paul I. She died in Russia.

  • Cleopatra : Queen of Egypt
    - Cleopatra was the Queen and the last Pharaoh of Egypt. She married Marcus Anthony and commited suicide after he was defeated by Augustus Caesar in the Battle of Actium.

  • Elizabeth I : Queen of England who was the last Tudor
    - Elizabeth I succeeded Queen Mary I. She was a famous English Monarch.

  • Golda Meir : Prime Minister of Israel
    - Golda Meir was succeeded by Yitzhak Rabin.

  • Indira Gandhi : Prime Minister of India
    - Indira Gandhi was the only woman Prime Minister of India. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. She was succeeded by her son, Rajiv Gandhi, after her assassination.

  • Margaret Thatcher : Prime Minister of Great Britain
    - Margaret Thatcher was born in Lincolnshire, England. She was the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was nicknamed 'Iron Lady'. She was the only Prime Minister in the 20th century to serve three consecutive terms.

  • Mary I : Queen of England who succeeded Edward VI
    - Mary I was born in Greenwich, London. Unlike her father, King Henry VIII, she was a strong Catholic. She was nicknamed 'Bloody Mary'.

  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike : Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
    - Sirimavo Bandaranaike succeeded her husband as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. She strongly promoted the new Constitution that declared the country a republic. She was the world's first woman Prime Minister. She lost her office in 1977, but regained it in 1994 when her daughter became the President.

  • Theodora : Empress of Byzantine
    - Theodora married Justinian I and she persuaded him to change the laws so that noblemen were allowed to marry lower-class women like her. She also suppressed the Nika riots of 532 A.D. She died in Constantinople.

  • Victoria : Queen of England who succeeded William IV
    - Victoria reigned for 63 years. She married Prince Albert. She was nicknamed 'Widow of Windsor' as well as 'Empress of India'. She was succeeded by her eldest son Edward VII.

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