China (c. 1250-1192 B.C.) Shang Dynasty
Fu Hao one of the 60 wives of Emperor Wu Ding. She rose to lead several successful military campaigns against the enemies of the Shang. According to the oracle bones found in her tomb, she defeated the Tu-Fang, a tribe that fought the Shang for generations, in one decisive battle. She led campaigns against the Yi, Qiang and Ba tribes
Fu Hao died before Wu Ding, a tomb was built for her near Anyang. Lady Fu Hao's tomb is one of the best preserved from the Shang dynasty. Archaeologists were able to establish the identity of the tomb's owner as Lady Fu Hao from the inscription of her name on the tomb's ritual bronzes.
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China 18 AD
Mother Lu was a self-made general who recruited her own arm and marched on the capital of Haiqu to kill the magistrate who executed her son. It is said that she presented the severed head of the magistrate to her son’s tomb as an offering. She is recorded in Chinese history as the first Chinese woman to lead a rebellion
Not much is known about Mother Lu except that she was the mother Lu Yu, a young civil servant, who was executed by Wang Mang who ruled during the Xin Dynasty. Wang Man was a very unpopular ruler, and the execution of Lu Yu was the life changing event that set Mother Lu on her path as a warrior.
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