100 Women Who Changed the World: the results

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We asked you to vote for the women you believe have had the biggest impact on world history, from a shortlist of 100 figures selected by 10 experts. Find out who topped our poll below…

Welcome to the results of this year’s BBC History Magazine poll, which features 100 inspirational women from history. We asked experts in 10 different fields of human endeavour to nominate 10 women they believe had the biggest impact on world history. We then gave you, our readers the opportunity to vote for your favourite figures from that list. The results – presented here – may well provoke debate…

  1. Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
  2. Rosa Parks, activist
  3. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of UK suffragette movement
  4. Ada Lovelace, mathematician
  5. Rosalind Franklin, chemist
  6. Margaret Thatcher, UK’s first female prime minister
  7. Angela Burdett-Coutts, philanthropist
  8. Mary Wollstonecraft, writer and philosopher
  9. Florence Nightingale, nurse
  10. Marie Stopes, women’s right activist

More: https://www.historyextra.com/100-women/100-women-results/