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Famous Female Rebels

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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?"

Alyona was an Erzyan female ataman during the Peasants' Revolt in Russia under the leadership of Stepan Razin. A peasant by birth from the Vyezdnaya sloboda of Arzamas, she was an elderly nun before becoming an ataman. She commanded a detachment of about 600 men and participated in the capture of Temnikov in 1670. She was burned at the stake. ...more on Wikipedia

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Maria Nikiforova

Maria Grigor'evna Nikiforova, was an anarchist partisan leader. A self-described terrorist from the age of 16, she was known widely by her nickname, Marusya. Through her exploits she became a renowned figure in the anarchist movement of 1918–1919 in Ukraine during Russian Civil War. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 34 (1885-1919)

Birthplace: Russian Empire

Ani Pachen was a Tibetan Buddhist nun who led her clan in armed rebellion against China. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1933-2002)

Birthplace: Gonjo County, China

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Alice Auma was an Acholi spirit-medium who, as the head of the Holy Spirit Movement, led a millennial rebellion against the Ugandan government forces of President Yoweri Museveni from August 1986 until November 1987. The primary spirit she purportedly channelled was that of a dead army officer called "Lakwena", meaning messenger, which the Acholi believe to be a manifestation of the Christian Holy Spirit. The combined persona of Alice Auma channelling the spirit Lakwena is often referred to as Alice Lakwena. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1956-2007)

Birthplace: Uganda

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