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Revolutionary pioneers

To celebrate Bastille Day and the spirit of revolution this weekend, we take a look at some of the greatest female revolutionary pioneers through time; women who changed the world as we know it by breaking boundaries in fields of science, government, aviation and more.

Each of these women dared to be first - challenging convention and stepping outside of their expected roles to create new opportunities for their sisters. From sport and physical feats to the first woman to obtain a degree, here are some of history's greatest female role models...

Picture credits: Rex Features and Getty Images

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