10 of the Most Powerful Women in History

Borte Ujin
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Borte Ujin

Borte Ujin (1161-1230) was the wife of Genghis Khan, the empress of the largest empire in history, but also the most trusted adviser to the emperor, often ruling for long periods in Mongolia, when Genghis Khan was away at war.

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3 thoughts on “10 of the Most Powerful Women in History”

  1. On the basis of Lincoln calling her “the little lady who started the big war” and because “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was a worldwide bestseller that sold more copies world wide in English and in translations, I would also include Harriet Beecher Stowe. And because Hanna Arendt included her in her book “Men in Dark Times,” I would also include Rosa Luxemberg. And what about Florence Nightingale and Margaret Sanger?

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