5 Most Influential African Queens in History

Fredrick Ngugi Oct 18, 2016 at 01:31pm

October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm | History

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm | History

Queen Candace

Queen Candace of Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Ask Naij

Candace (The Empress of Ethiopia)

In 332 B.C., the Ethiopian army was commanded by one of the strongest generals of that time, Empress Candace. Historically, Candace was known to have great military commanding skills, which helped her become one of the strongest female military tacticians of all time. Candace was reportedly blind in one eye, which she lost in a battle with the Romans. Candace, whose real name was Amanirenas, is remembered for her ferocious, strategic, and uniting abilities on the battlefield.

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