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Famous women from ancient history, including Aspasia, Agnodice, Mary Magdalene and Hypatia.
A-G |H-M | N-R | S-Z
  1. Agrippina the Elder
  2. Agrippina the Younger
  3. Arsinoe II
  4. Artemisia
  5. Bathsheba
  6. Boudicca
  7. Cleopatra
  8. Clodia
  9. Cornelia
  10. Egeria
  11. Hatshepsut
  12. Helena
  13. Hypatia
  14. Julia Domna
  15. Julia Maesa
  16. Livia Drusilla or Julia ...
  17. Nitocris
  18. Praxilla
  19. Sappho
  20. Sulpicia
  21. Tomyris
  22. Veturia
  23. Women A - G (23)
  24. Women H - M (14)
  25. Women N - R (9)
  26. Women S - Z (8)
  27. Zenobia

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