List of women who led a revolt or rebellion

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This is a list of women who led a revolt or rebellion. A revolt is an organized attempt to overthrow an existing body of state authority through a rebellion, or uprising.

Armed conflict[edit]

Before 1000 AD[edit]

Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra, by Herbert Schmalz.

1000 – 1899[edit]

1900 onward[edit]

Non-violent revolutions and rebellions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plutarch; Scott-Kilvert, Ian (translator) (1973). Life of Pyrrhus. New York: Penguin Classics. ISBN 0-14-044286-3. 
  2. ^ Geoffrey of Monmouth, translated by Lewis Thorpe (1966). The History of the Kings of Britain. London, Penguin Group. p. 286. 
  3. ^ Geoffrey of Monmouth, p.77
  4. ^ Leon, p. 202
  5. ^ Lu Mu - mother of a revolution
  6. ^ Hazel, John (2001). Who's Who in the Roman World. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 0-415-22410-1. 
  7. ^ Salmonson, p.39
  8. ^ Lendering, Jona. "Veleda". Livius. Retrieved December 2, 2006. 
  9. ^ An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
  10. ^ Sue M. Sefscik. "Zenobia". Women's History. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  11. ^ Jensen, 1996, pp. 73-75.
  12. ^ Kessler, David (1996). The Falashas: A Short History of the Ethiopian Jews. Routledge. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-7146-4646-6. 
  13. ^ Salmonson, p. 163
  14. ^ Anna Nzinga Biography
  15. ^ Government of Jamaica, national heroes listing
  16. ^ Salmonson, p. 58
  17. ^ Salmonson, p. 26
  18. ^ Jennifer S. Uglow,Maggy Hendry. The Northeastern dictionary of women's biography. UPNE, 1999 ISBN 978-1-55553-421-9, p. 81: "Greek freedom fighter."
  19. ^ Kirstin Olsen. Chronology of women's history. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 ISBN 978-0-313-28803-6, p. 110.
  20. ^ David E. Jones. Women warriors: a history. Brassey's, 2000 ISBN 978-1-57488-206-3, p. 131: "the Greek woman warrior tradition continued into the 18th century with Laskarina Bouboulina. Born in 1783, she developed into a Greek naval commander"
  21. ^ Bernard A. Cook. Women and war: a historical encyclopedia from antiquity to the present, Vol. 1. ABC-CLIO, 2006 ISBN 978-1-85109-770-8, p. 225: "...of the 1,500 Greek combatants in the crucial battle 1,000 were women. Nevertheless, Laskarina Bouboulina and Manto Mavrogenous, the most famous women fighters of the Greek Revolution were not from mountain villages but islands."
  22. ^ Kittur Chennamma Fort
  23. ^ The Death of Comandanta Ramona
  24. ^ The Women's March on Versailles
  25. ^ 'People Power' Leader Toppled Philippine Dictator, The Washington Post (1 August 2009)
  26. ^ WOMENS PEACE MOVEMENT OF LIBERIA
  27. ^ CNN, October 31, 2009
  28. ^ Ukraine's 'goddess of revolution', BBC News (5 December 2004)
  29. ^ Arab Women Lead the Charge
  30. ^ "Women play vital role in Egypt's uprising" (transcript). National Public Radio. February 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  31. ^ "Revolutionary blogger Asma threatened". Gulf News. February 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  32. ^ The New York Times
  33. ^ Egypt: The viral vlog of Asmaa Mahfouz
  34. ^ The Canadian Charger
  35. ^ "Ivory Coast women defiant after being targeted by Gbagbo's guns" (article). The Guardian (London). March 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  36. ^ "A plea for help from an Ivorian women's leader amid the violent power struggle" (radio broadcast). BBC Radio. March 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  37. ^ "Ivory Coast: women shot dead at anti-Gbagbo rally" (article). Euronews. March 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  38. ^ Smith, David (April 1, 2011). "Ivory Coast's well-armed rebels making quick work of revolution" (article). The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  39. ^ "Women in Ivory Coast lead the revolution against Gbagbo" (article). Newscast Media. March 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 

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