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Famous Female Rebels

List of famous female rebels, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female rebels list contains the most prominent and top females known for being rebels. There are thousand of females working as rebels in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic rebels have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a rebel then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female rebels, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female rebels?" and "Who are the best female rebels?"
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    Christina Gyllenstierna

    Christina Nilsdotter Gyllenstierna of Fogelvik (Swedish: Kristina or Kerstin: 1494 – January 1559, Hörningsholm Castle) was a Swedish noble and a heroine. She was married to the Swedish regent Sten Sture the Younger, and famously led the Swedish resistance against Christian II of Denmark after the death of her spouse. In her own lifetime she was simply referred to as Fru Kristina ('Lady Christina'), but she has become known in history as "Kristina Gyllenstierna" because of the house of nobility to which she belonged.   ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1494-1559)
  • Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana also known as Mbuya Nehanda (c. 1840–1898) was a svikiro, or spirit medium of the Zezuru Shona people. She was a medium of Nehanda, a female Shona mhondoro.(powerful and respected ancestral spirit) As one of the spiritual leaders of the Shona, she was one of the leaders of the revolt against the British South Africa Company's colonisation of Zimbabwe led by Cecil John Rhodes in 1889. This war was later called, The First Chimurenga. She was a Hera of the Hwata Mufakose Dynasty. She and her ally who some historians claim was her husband, Sekuru Kaguvi were eventually captured and executed by the British. She has been commemorated by Zimbabweans through the building  ...more
    • Age: 181
  • Gregoria Apaza (1751–1782), was an indigenous leader in 18th century Bolivia. In 1781, she participated with her brother Julian Apaza (Tupac Katari) and sister-in-law Bartolina Sisa in a major indigenous revolt against Spanish colonial rule in Bolivia. These Aymara leaders laid siege to the cities of La Paz and Sorata before being defeated and executed.  ...more