Amalasuntha ruled Rome after the Roman Empire's fall. She is known for being a wise leader of the Ostrogoths, first as regent, then as the ruling monarch.
Charlemagne is one of history’s most famous emperors. His mother, Bertrada, also known as Bertrada Broadfoot, was just as fascinating.
Marozia of Tusculum was the closest thing we had to a female pope. Pope Joan was probably a myth, but we can be sure Marozia existed, since she was related to seven popes.