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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

    Leaders: Razia Sultana

    Leaders: Razia Sultana

    Razia Sultana (c. 1205-1240) was the first and only female ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. She became a beloved ruler despite the many nobles who sought to keep her from power.

    • 5 min
    Leaders: Seondeok

    Leaders: Seondeok

    Seondeok (c. 595-c. 647) was the first queen on the Korean Peninsula and second recorded female ruler in East Asian history.

    • 5 min
    Leaders: Begum Samru

    Leaders: Begum Samru

    Begum Samru (c. 1750-1836) was a revered 18th century Indian ruler. She came from nothing to become sovereign of her own kingdom and the head of a formidable mercenary army.

    • 4 min
    Leaders: Gisèle Rabesahala

    Leaders: Gisèle Rabesahala

    Gisèle Rabesahala (1929-2011) was a celebrated politician, who was devoted to fighting for freedom and Madagascar.

    • 4 min
    Leaders: Pokou

    Leaders: Pokou

    Pokou (c. 1700-c. 1760) was Queen of the Ashanti people in what's now Ghana. She overcame significant hardship, stood up to an army, and eventually established a new homeland.

    • 4 min
    Leaders: Ana Nzinga

    Leaders: Ana Nzinga

    Ana Nzinga (c. 1583-1663) was a revered 17th century Queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the central African coast.

    • 6 min

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