MARIE CURIE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN
A poll carried out by the BBC saw the pioneering scientist Marie Curie named as the most influential woman in history.
The Polish-born French scientist came out on top in the reader poll conducted by BBC History Magazine.
In her career, she conducted vital research into radioactivity, researched cancer treatments and was the first person to win two Nobel prizes.
The magazine asked readers to choose women who they thought should be on the list and entries were narrowed down to 100 to choose from.
Runner-up was American civil rights movement activist Rosa Parks and completing the top three was leader of the UK suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst.