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St. Matilda - March 14
The first Ottonian queen certainly achieved a lot in her life: from employing diplomatic skills with her warring sons that led to the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire in 962, to great works of charity. Widowed for 32 years, she eventually died in one of the convents she founded. Her name, meaning "strength" and "battle," suited her character, and would be a great option for any modern girl.

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