Looking through a history book one might get the impression that mostly men have done heroic and memorable things. That’s due to the way history was written, and the fact that women were not encouraged to excel in many fields. But look a bit closer and you’ll find just as many important and memorable women. Here we have highlighted 45 of the most iconic, heroic, brave, smart, adventurous, strong and successful women in the world.
Art by Eszter Chen