Things You May Not Know About Women Rulers In History

By | March 20, 2019

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Queens of the Nile Exhibition At Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Source: (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

For centuries women have been in leadership roles as far back as biblical times. Some of them have made history and have fascinating stories behind their roles.

In the 15th century B.C., the women in Egypt and Greece were quite different from each other. The Egyptian women were more independent, legally and financially; whereas, the women in Greece had to depend on their husbands.

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Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, 1490-1460 B.C. Source: (

Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt, 15th Century B.C.

Queen Hatshepsut was one of these Egyptian women. She became the most successful of all the female pharaohs. As a natural born leader, she had many magnificent structures built such as her own temple. She became such a strong-willed leader that she even declared herself “king” rather than as “queen.”