Moremi was married to Oranyan (Oramiyan), the heir to the king of Ife and son of the founding father of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa. During Moremi’s reign as queen, Ile-Ife faced the prolonged issue of Ìgbo raiders dressed in raffia leaves, disrupting and looting its markets, and people.
The most important source for the early history of Zazzau is composed from an oral tradition. Queen Amina is said to have been warrior and ruler of Zazzau, a Hausa city-state which dominated the trans-Saharan trade after the collapse of the Songhai empire in what is now Northern Nigeria.
Queen Nzinga Mbandi became Queen of the Mbundu people in in 1624. In her lifetime she ruled over Ndongo and Matamba and remains an icon in Angola today.
Born in 1768 in the Anhui province in China, Wang Zhenyi, is remembered as a famous female scientist from the Qing dynasty. She held a progressive belief that a woman could display her talents to the fullest and that learning was not just for men, but for men and women.