Eleanor Rossevelt: For everyday her husband was President she was the First Lady.She took it upon herself tobdo what she could to improve the lives of every American. It was a tall order. She had to be her husband's legs and bring his vision to the country. She endured the "Great Depression", "WWII" and the despair that gripped the entire country.She stood as a beacon of Hope and all its possibilities. Her influence on the citizens of this country can only be equaled by her inspiration.
I would vote for Mother Teresa to be the most influential woman in history. She died in 1997 when she was 87 years old. She was famous for ministering to lepers, the homeless and the poor people of Calcutta, India. She became a Catholic nun 1928 and taught school for 17 years.
In 1950 she started a new order, called the Missionaries of Charity, which grew to include over 100 cities around the world. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. In 1985 she received the Medal of Freedom from the United States. In 2016, Pope Francis declared her a saint. During her life Mother Teresa devoted her life to people in need.