Queen Gorgo of Sparta

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Gorgo was a Queen Consort of the Kingdom of Sparta. She was the wife of King Leonidas and, as a young girl (her father, Leonidas's half-brother was King before him) she began to become active in politics. She is mentioned as speaking in the senate chambers by Herodotus[1], a historian of the time period. Such direct mention by name was unusual, possibly indicating that she had meaningful political influence. Her husband, father, and son were all kings.

References

  1. http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/spartarulers/a/Gorgo.htm
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