Women Political Leaders of the World


Women Political Leaders of the World



Angola -------- Queen Nzingha 1582-1663
Argentina ----- President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner 2007–Present
Argentina ----- President Isabel Perón 1974–1976


Bahamas ---- Governor-General Dame Ivy Dumont 2001–2005
Bangladesh ---- Prime Minister Khaleda Zia 1991–1996, 2001–2006
Bangladesh ---- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed 1996–2001
Barbados ---- Governor-general Dame Nita Barrow 1990–1995
Belize ---- Governor-general Dame Minita Gordon 1981–1993
Bermuda ---- Premier Pamela Gordon 1997–1998
Bermuda ---- Premier Jennifer Smith 1998–2003
Bolivia ---- Prime Minister Lidia Gueiler 1979–1980
Brazil ---- Queen Maria I 1815–1816
Brazil ---- Empress Isabel (regent) 1871–1872, 1876–1877, 1887–1888
Burundi ---- Prime Minister Sylvie Kinigi 1993–1994
Byzantium ---- (Roman Empire) Empress Theodora 1055–1056


Cambodia ---- Queen Ang Mey 1835–1840, 1844–1845
Cambodia ---- Queen Kossamak (joint ruler) 1955–1960
Canada ---- Governor-general Jeanne Sauvé 1984–1990
Canada ---- Prime Minister Kim Campbell 1993 (4 months)
Canada ---- Governor-general Adrienne Clarkson 1999–2005
Canada ---- Governor-general Michaëlle Jean 2005–
Central African Republic ---- Prime Minister Elizabeth Domitien 1974–1976
Cherokee Nation ---- Wilma Mankiller 1985–1995
Chile ---- President Michelle Bachelet 2006–
China ---- Empress Wu Chao 655–705
China ---- Dowager Empress Tsu-Hsi 1861–1908
China ---- Dowager Empress Longyu 1911–1912

Denmark ---- Queen Margaret I 1387–1412
Denmark ---- Queen Margrethe II 1972–present
Dominica ---- Prime Minister Mary Eugenia Charles 1980–1995


Easter Island Paramount ---- Chief Koreto Puakurunga 1868–1869?
Easter Island Paramount ---- Chief Carolina 1869?–1888?
Egypt ---- Queen Hatshepsut 1501–1498 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Tiye 1415–1340 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Nefertiti 1372–1350 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Nefertari 1292–1225 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Arsinoe II (joint ruler) 279–270 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Berenice 81–80 B.C.
Egypt ---- Queen Cleopatra VII 51–30 B.C.
Egypt ---- Empress Zauditu 1916–1930
Ethiopia ---- Empress Candace 332 B.C.
Ethiopia ---- Empress Zaudita 1916–1930


Faeroe Islands ---- Prime Minister Marita Petersen 1993–1994
Finland ---- President Tarja Halonen 2000–present
Finland ---- Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki 2003 (2 months)
France ---- Prime Minister Edith Cresson 1991–1992


Georgia ---- Queen Tamara 1184–1212
Germany ---- Chancellor Angela Merkel 2005–
Ghana ---- Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa 1863-1923
Great Britain ---- Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni c. 26–61
Great Britain ---- Queen Jane (Lady Jane Grey) 1553 (9 days)
Great Britain ---- Queen Mary I 1553–1558
Great Britain ---- Queen Elizabeth I 1558–1603
Great Britain ---- Queen Mary II (joint ruler) 1689–1702
Great Britain ---- Queen Anne 1702–1714
Great Britain ---- Queen Victoria 1837–1901
Great Britain ---- Queen Elizabeth II 1952–present
Great Britain ---- Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1979–1990
Grenada ---- Governor Dame Hilda Louisa Bynoe 1967–1972
Guyana ---- Prime Minister Janet Jagan 1997
Guyana ---- President Janet Jagan 1997–1999


Haiti ---- Provisional President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot 1990, 1991
Haiti ---- Prime Minister Claudette Werleigh 1995–1996
Hawaii ---- Queen Liliuokalani 1891–1893
Hungary ---- Queen Mary 1382–1387
Hungary ---- Queen Elizabeth 1439–1440
Hungary ---- Queen Maria Theresa 1740–1780 


Iceland -----President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir 1980–1996
India --------Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 1966–1977, 1980–1984
Indonesia ---------President Megawati Sukarnoputri 2001–2004
Ireland ---------President Mary Robinson 1990–1997
Ireland -------President Mary McAleese 1997–present
Israel and Judah -----------Queen Athaliah 842–837 B.C.
Israel---------- Prime Minister Golda Meir 1969–1974
Italy ----------Queen Theodelinda 590
Italy ----------Queen Joanna I of Naples 1343–1381
Italy -------Queen Maria of Sicily 1377–1402
Italy ---------Queen Joanna II of Naples 1414–1435


Jamaica ---------Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller 2006–
Japan ----------Empress Suiko Tenno 593–628
Japan ----------Empress Kogyoku 642–645
Japan ---------Empress Jito 686–697
Japan--------- Empress Gemmyo 703–724
Japan -Empress Koken (abdicated) 749–758
Japan -----Empress Shotuku-Koken 764–770
Japan -----Empress Toshi-ko 1762–1771


Latvia ------President Vaira Vike-Freiberga 1999–present
Lesser Armenia ---- Queen Zabel 1219–1226
Lesotho Paramount ------------Chief 'Mantsebo Amelia 'Matsaba Sempe 1941–1960
Liberia ---President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 2006–
Lithuania ---------Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene 1990–1991
Luxembourg ---------Grand Duchess Marie Anne de Bragance (regent) 1908–1912
Luxembourg -------Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde 1912–1919
Luxembourg -------Grand Duchess Charlotte 1919–1964


Madagascar ----------Queen Ranavalona I 1828–1861
Madagascar ---Queen Rasoaherina 1863–1868
Madagascar ---Queen Ranavalona II 1868–1883
Madagascar -----Queen Ranavalona III (deposed) 1883–1897
Maldives -------Sultan Amina Rani Kilagefanu 1757–1759
Malta -----------President Agatha Barbara 1982–1987
Micronesia------ High Commissioner of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Janet J. McCoy 1981–1986
Monaco------ Princess Louise-Hippolyte 1731


Netherlands ------Queen Wilhelmina (abdicated) 1890–1948
Netherlands ------Queen Juliana 1948–1980
Netherlands ----Queen Beatrix 1980–present
Netherlands Antilles ---Prime Minister Lucinda da Costa Gomez-Matheeuws 1977
Netherlands Antilles ---Prime Minister Maria Liberia-Peters 1984–1986, 1988–1993
Netherlands Antilles ---Prime Minister Susanne Camelia-Romer 1993, 1998–1999
Netherlands Antilles ---Prime Minister Mirna Louisa-Godett 2003–2004
New Caledonia ----------President Marie-Noëlle Thémereau 2004–present
New Zealand -------Governor-general Dame Catherine Tizard 1990–1996
New Zealand ------Governor-general Dame Silvia Cartwright 2001–2006
New Zealand -------Prime Minister Jenny Shipley 1997–1999
New Zealand ----Prime Minister Helen Clark 1999–present
New Zealand -----(Maori community) Queen Te Ata-i Rangi-Kahu Koroki Te Rata Mahuta Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero 1966–2006
Nicaragua------- President Violeta Barriosde Chamorro 1990–1997
Nigeria ---------Queen Amina of Zaria 1588-1589
Norway ------Queen Margaret 1387–1412
Norway -----Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtlandt 1981, 1986–1989, 1990–1996


Pakistan--- Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto 1988–1990, 1993–1996
Panama --------President Mireya Moscoso 1999–2004
Peru Prime--- Minister Beatriz Merino 2003 (6 months)
Philippines --------President Maria Corazon Aquino 1986–1992
Philippines ------President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 2001–present
Poland --------Queen Hedwige 1384–1399
Poland --------Premier Hanna Suchocka 1992–1993
Portugal -------Queen Maria I 1777–1816
Portugal --------Queen Maria II 1826–1828, 1834–1853
Portugal -----Prime Minister Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo 1979 (149 days)


Roman Empire--Empress Irene 797–802
Russia --------Empress Catherine I 1725–1727
Russia ------Empress Anna Ivanovna 1730–1740
Russia ---------Empress Elizabeth Petrovna 1741–1762
Russia ----------Empress Catherine II (The Great) 1762–1796
Rwanda --------Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana 1993–1994


St. Lucia -----Governor-General Dame Pearlette Louisy 1997–present
São Tomé and Príncipe ----Prime Minister Maria das Neves 2002–2004
São Tomé and Príncipe ---Prime Minister Maria do Carmo Silveira 2005–present
Scotland-------------- Queen Mary Stuart (executed) 1542–1567
Seminole--------- Nation Betty Mae Jumper 1960–1969
Senegal ---------Mame Madior Boye 2001–2002
Sheba -----Queen Makeda 960 B.C.
Spain -------Queen Dona Urraca 1109–1126
Spain ---------Queen Juana I 1274–1307
Spain ----------Queen Juana II 1328–1349
Spain ----------Queen Dona Blanca 1425–1441
Spain ------Queen Isabella I (joint ruler) 1474–1504
Spain --------Queen Catalina de Albret 1481–1512
Spain ------Queen Isabella II 1833–1868
Sri Lanka --------Queen Anula 47–42 B.C.
Sri Lanka------- Queen Sivali 35 B.C.
Sri Lanka-------- Queen Lilavati 1197–1200, 1209–1212
Sri Lanka ------------Queen Kalyanavati 1202–1208
Sri Lanka -----Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike 1960–1965, 1970–1977, 1994–2000
Sri Lanka ---------President Chandrika Kumaratunga 1994–2005
Sudan ------------Amanirenas, Queen of Cush late 1st century B.C.
Sweden ----------Queen Christina (abdicated) 1632–1654
Sweden ----------Queen Ulrica Eleonora (abdicated) 1718–1720
Switzerland -------President Ruth Dreifuss 1999


Tonga Chief --------Tupoumahe'ofo 17?–1793
Tonga Queen -------Salote Tubou III 1918–1965
Turkey Prime -------Minister Tansu Çiller 1993–1996
Ukraine Prime -------Minister Yulia Timoshenko 2005


Wallis Ruler -----Toifale 1825
Wallis Ruler -----Falakika Seilala Lavelua 1858–1869
Wallis Ruler -----Amelia Tokagahahau Aliki Lavelua 1869–1895
Wallis Ruler -----Aloisia Lavelua 1953–1958
Yugoslavia -----Premier Milka Planinc 1982–1986
Zululand -------Queen Nandi 1778–1826

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