Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

Today is an important day - not because it's International Women's Day - but because everyday is precious.

In world's history women have shaped the world more than men want to admit it.

Cleopatra 69-30 BC: 
The egyptian queen is the last queen of Egypt and was one of the most powerful women. She defended the empire from Rome. Her relationship to Julius Caesar probably is one of the most famous ;)

Joan of Arc (1412-1431): 
The young girl from Orleans in France defended her country during the Hundred Year's War. She successful defeated the english occupation. But after her success we was accused of wizardry and got murdered by her own people.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603): 
During a time of economic and social change in England, she ruled the empire and made it a superpower. In contrary to the expectations at that time, she never married and is called the "Virgin Queen".  

Catharina the Great (1729-1796): 
The young girl from Germany married the Russian tsar and eventually became the great Queen of russia. She started an education program and support the russian art.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901): 
The english queen ruled the empire for 64 years and increased the countries global power. Under her rule the english occupied India and enriched the empires power. She spread her power by bringing her children in all royal dynasties in Europe.

Marie Curie (1867-1934): 
The polish women was the first women to receive a Nobel Prize. She had a great influence on the scholarship of physics and chemistry. In 1911 she received her second Nobel Prize and with that was the first person to receive a Nobel Prize in two categories.

Coco Chanel (1883-1971): 
Her name is known by almost everyone. The fashion brand "Chanel" is still today one of the most influential brands and her creations such as the "Little Black Dress" or "Chanel No.5" are today's classics. She founded her own business during a time a great men power and her success also survived the World War II.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997): 
Her name stands for humanity and charity. She cared for 1000s of sick and dying people in Calcutta. For her devotion and loving work she received the Nobel Prize in 1979.

Anne Frank (1929-1945): 
Her face became a symbol for the victims of the Holocaust during World War II and her diary is one of most widely read book.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993): 
She is one the most beautiful women and was the famous actress of the 50s and 60s. After the end of her acting career in the mid 1960s she devoted herself to humanity work for UNICEF.

Grace Kelly/ Grace Patricia Grimaldi (1929-1982): 
The beautiful women managed to become a world famous actress in Hollywood and the muse of Alfred Hitchcock. When she married the young prince Rainier III of Monaco, she became the princess of Monaco. With her the glamour moved to the little town and made it what it is today.

Meryl Streep (1949- ): 
She is one of the most successful women of our time. No one has got more Oscar nominations and has won 3 Oscars (only 6 people achieved that until now). Despite her success she is down to earth and received the honorary doctorate of the Princeton University in 2009.

Anna Wintour (1949- ): 
Who could imagine the fashion industry without her bob and the sunglasses? A young girl from London now is the most influential women in the fashion business. Her word forms and destroys the careers of designers and her sense of style has made the american VOGUE the fashion bible.

Angela Merkel (1954- ): 
The mother of German success and current leader of Germany is the first  women to lead our country. Her negotiating power and prudence is Europe's foundation of peace.

Diana Frances Spencer/Diana Princess of Wales (1961-1997): 
The young Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 and was strong enough to divorce him in 1996, when he kept on cheating. During her life she devoted herself to the poor and needy. Especially the Aids has been on her agenda.
Her death in a car crash in Paris made her a legend.

Michelle Obama (1964- ): 
The wife of Americas first black president symbolizes power and intelligence. She not only supported her husband in becoming president but also encourages young women in America to build a career and be self-confident.

Angelina Jolie (1975 - ): 
The famous actress soon felt that a Hollywood career is not enough for her. During the making of "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" in Kambodscha, she realized the devastating situation of the people there. Ever since she works for refugees and the UNO.

Amal Alamuddin Clooney (1978-): 
The highly intelligent and brave women stands for humanity and human rights. As a lawyer for international rights and human rights.

Malala Yousafazai (1997- ): 
She is a young Pakastani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize winner. When the Taliban banned girls from going to school she was not afraid and went anyway. She survived an attack on her life and got the face for young brave women fighting for what they believe in.

You have seen here the (for me) most extraordinary women in history. Women are stronger than men want to believe and this female power scares most men. Even in our modern times, too many women suffer from violence, terror or prejudice.

But every women should believe in her power, intelligence and ability to change the world. The women in my gallery did and formed the world that we are living in.

Have a wonderful International Women's Day!


1 comment:

  1. Das ist ein aufwendiger und schöner Post von dir!

    Beste Grüße,



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