20 Fearless Women From History You Need to Know

These women risked life, limb, and liberty to achieve great things in the last century. More importantly, they’ve taught us that incredible change can come from the power of one.

1. Anne Frank

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Before the start of World War Two and the horrors that would come with it for Jews across German-occupied Europe, Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt Germany. Anne and her family (father Otto, mother Edith and older sister Margot) moved to Amsterdam a year after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933.