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Top 10 Nerdiest Women in History

By Becky Ferreira Oct 5, 2012

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The 21st Century is truly the Age of the Geek Girl. From Tina Fey to Hilary Clinton to outer-space-marathoner Sunita Williams to all you brilliant lady Masterminds reading this now, female nerds are breaking glass ceilings all over the place. While there have always been bright women, centuries of dumb old prejudice have kept them out of history's spotlight.

No more, we say! In this slideshow we'll highlight the 10 nerdiest women in history, who pursued their passions against great odds.

Tags: history, science, geeks, computers, life, women, women's history, marie curie, mathematics

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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