Which women do you think did most to shape the world?

BBC History Magazine - - History Now / News -

For the past three years, we’ve asked read­ers to vote in our His­tory Hot 100 poll, nom­i­nat­ing the his­tor­i­cal fig­ure they are most in­ter­ested in. But this year, we’re chang­ing the for­mat and ask­ing you to nom­i­nate the women you feel have had the most sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on his­tory.

This year marks the cen­te­nary of one of the most im­por­tant land­marks in mod­ern Bri­tish his­tory: the 1918 Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Peo­ple Act, which gave some women the right to vote in par­lia­men­tary elec­tions for the first time.

In hon­our of this mile­stone, we’ve launched a poll to dis­cover the women you think have done most to shape the world around them. There are 100 women to choose from – nom­i­nated by 10 his­to­ri­ans, who each se­lected 10 women they feel have done the most for their field of re­search – from sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and sport, to pol­i­tics and lit­er­a­ture. The women cho­sen by our his­tor­i­cal panel lived all over the world, in a va­ri­ety of his­tor­i­cal pe­ri­ods. Our only stip­u­la­tion was that they had to have died be­fore 1 Jan­uary 2018.

We’ve re­leased the list of nom­i­na­tions and vot­ing is now open. Visit his­to­ryex­tra.com/100women to se­lect up to three women you feel de­serve a chance to be crowned num­ber one.

Vot­ing closes at 23.59 (GMT) on 29 June 2018. We’ll an­nounce the re­sults in a fu­ture is­sue of BBC His­tory Mag­a­zine.

Who has made our list of 100 women who changed the world?

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