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Facts We Just Learned About Historical Queens That Made Us Say 'Really?'

1 Sep 2020 3.5k votes 414 voters 22.5k views15 items

List RulesVote up the facts you're excited to have just learned about historical female rulers.

According to Queen Bey, "Who run the world? Girls." And while there have been far more male rulers throughout history, there have been some seriously cool women who have taken control. One of the most iconic is a contemporary ruler - Elizabeth II, Queen of England - who has been on the throne for over 60 years. But what about the queens who came before her? Famous queens of history like Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, and Catherine the Great? These historical, and mostly great, queens truly paved the way for the women who followed in their footsteps. From their skill sets to familial history, these queens truly left their mark. Clearly, we didn't learn enough about them during history class.

Vote up the facts you wish you would have known earlier about these powerful female leaders.

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