The most famous women

Life of a woman is hard. There are a lot of things for them to deal with, a lot of spheres of life to succeed in: raising a child, building a career, keeping in shape, keeping household, etc.

But there are great women that achieved a lot in one or even all of this spheres, these women are known all over the world. Today I am going to speak about some of them.

Cleopatra (November 2, 69 year B. C. – August 12, 30 year B. C; aged 38).

Cleopatra VII PHilopator, known as Cleopatra, was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra became well-known due to her love story with Caesar and Mark Antony. First she used to rule alongside with her father – Ptolemy XII Auletes. Later she was married to both of her brothers (Egyptian custom) but eventually became a sole ruler. She had a liaison with Caesar and gave birth to his son – Caesarion. That helped her to keep the power. After Caesar was killed she became a Mark Antony’s ally. He was a Roman politician and general. She and Mark Antony had two sons and a daughter. The twins: Cleopatra Celene II and Alexander Helios and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus. After Egypt was defeated by Romans, Mark Antony killed himself, so did Cleopatra.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934; aged 66).

Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a French-Polish scientist. She was born in Warsaw, Poland. She was the first person in the history who won a Nobel Prize twice. First – in Physics (in 1903) and later in Chemistry (in 1911). She was married to a physics and chemistry instructor Pierre Curie, who she met in France where she moved hoping to make a career of a physicist. Their achievements are: a theory of radioactivity and the discovery of polonium and radium. They used to work together until his death in 1905. After that she carried on her work and won her second Nobel Prize in 1911. She founded the Curie Institutes in Poland (Warsaw) and France (Paris). She dies in 1934 because of the years of exposure to radiation, just like her husband.

Mother Theresa (real name – Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997; aged 87).]

She is probably the most famous woman of the 20th century. She was born in the Republic of Macedonia. In 1928, when Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was 18, she joined the Order of the Sisters of Loreto. A little late, India to started teaching at a school for girls in Calcutta, the capital of Bengal. In 1950 she founded Missionaries of Charity, the organization that helped building new schools, hospitals for the poor, etc. In 1973 she won a Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities. In 1979 she won a Nobel Prize- “The Nobel Peace Prize). Today they are over 400 departments of ‘Missionaries of Charity’ in 111 countries and 700 Houses of Charity in 120 countries.

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