Some powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, passion, strength, and leadership qualities.
They've challenged the status quo, made enduring reforms, and many have controlled their countries for several years, ushering in prosperity and cultural revolutions. Here are the Top 15 most powerful women in history.
15. Zenobia (240-275)
Zenobia was a queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria who confronted the authority of the Roman Empire in the third century. Zenobia conquered Egypt, Lebanon, Anatolia, and Roman Judea until eventually she was defeated by the Roman emperor Aurelian.