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The most important women in history have been chosen by a poll.

BBC History Magazine asked its readers about which women they thought had changed the world most significantly.

Marie Curie came out on top, closely followed by civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Along with those two, the pollsters came up with a list of 20 women. Now, as most of these women are from Europe and America, it is by no means exhaustive or definitive.

Nevertheless, it's a celebration of women in history, and we can always use those.

Here are the ones people chose - how well do you know them? You can take the quiz, created by indy100 via Apester, below:

1. Marie Curie

2. Rosa Parks

3. Emmeline Pankhurst

4. Ada Lovelace

5. Rosalind Franklin

6. Margaret Thatcher

7. Angela Burdett-Coutts

8. Mary Wollstonecraft

9. Florence Nightingale

10. Marie Stopes

11. Eleanor of Aquitaine

12. The Virgin Mary

13. Jane Austen

14. Boudicca

15. Diana, Princess of Wales

16. Amelia Earhart

17. Queen Victoria

18. Josephine Butler

19. Mary Seacole

20. Mother Teresa

How well did you do? Let us know in the comment section.

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