5 of the Most Famous Women in History

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There are a lot of women who contributed a great deal throughout history. Here are 5 of these most famous women and their accomplishment.

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Anne Frank 1929-1945

Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who died in the holocaust. Her family was forced into hiding by the second world war. They hid from the Gestapo in cramped and miserable conditions. But, despite their condition, she was able to keep a diary which consisted of her experiences and thoughts. History

When the war was over, her father discovered her diary and, impressed with her maturity and the depth of her ideas and feelings, decided to publish it. It was originally titled “The Diary of a young girl” but was later changed to ” Diary of Anne Frank”.

Her Diary had become one of the most famous and impressive records of the holocaust. This memory book has helped us better understand the dreadful experience people had to suffer to the holocaust.

Her story portrays a vivit glimpse into the life of a young girl who had to survive through a terrifying event. Anne had hoped to become an author, and during her time in hiding she wrote several short stories as well as her diary.

2. Aung Sang Suu Kyi

Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician author and diplomat. She is the leader of the national league for democracy and the first and incumbent state counsellor, similar to a prime minister.

She is the first woman to serve as minister of foreign affairs, for education, for electric power and energy and for the President’s office. From 2012 to 2016 she was an MP for Kawhmu township to the house of representatives.

She is also the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize.

3. Anne Bonny

Anne is one of the most famous pirates in history. Anne travelled through the Caribbean alongside Captain John Calico in the 18th century.

Bonny had an affair with John Calico, behind her husband’s back and with their after discovered they decided to flee together and form their own crew.  She is one of the few females to have defied the proscription against female pirates. Many pirates believed that women were bad luck on water, which drastically influenced the low number of female pirates.

4. Ida B Wells women

Born into slavery, was one long uphill climb. She would go on to become one of the most influential African-American women of her time. She was a journalist, an activist and a teacher.

She led an antilynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She later was active in promoting justice for African Americans.

In 1909, she helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization that still exists to this day.

She also established the first-ever black kindergarten, which was organized with the help of black women, and she also helped with the election of the city’s Alderman, the first man of colour in the post. Her work paved the way for generations of black activists and politicians.

5. Alice Paul

She was a disciple of Emmeline Pankhurst who worked continuously through multiple obstacles to win British women the right of voting. She has also helped American women do the same in the year 1916.

In January 1917, Alice and The National Woman’s Party protested continuously for 6 months. This led to them being arrested on charges of “traffic obstruction”. Even so, the suffragists continued with their protests in front of the White House, after this event and even during WWI banners containing slogans such as “Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?”.

The National Woman’s Party was formed by the suffragists, which campaigned for an amendment to the Constitution for the women’s rights to vote. She helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendments.

 

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