Women Whose Image Has Been on Money Around the World

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Catherine Flon (Unknown)
> Known as: Creator of the Haitian flag
> Country: Haiti
> Denomination: 10 gourdes

Catherine Flon Arcahaie is considered to be the “Betsy Ross” of Haiti and famed for sewing the first flag of the independent Republic of Haiti in 1803.

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Cesária Évora (1941-2011)
> Known as: Singer-songwriter
> Country: Cape Verde
> Denomination: 2,000 escudos

A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Grammy-winner Cesária Évor was known as the country’s most famous exponent of morna, a Cape Verdean music-and-dance genre that combines elements of West African, Portuguese, and Brazilian music.

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Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
> Known as: Pianist and composer
> Country: Germany
> Denomination: 100 Deutsche Mark

Clara Schumann, born Clara Wieck, was a pianist and composer who established a reputation as a prodigy. She married composer Robert Schumann in 1840.

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Corazon C. Aquino (1933-2009)
> Known as: First female president of the Philippines
> Country: The Philippines
> Denomination: 500 pesos

After the assassination of her husband, a critic of the famously corrupt dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon C. Aquino became prominent in the opposition People Power Revolution and unseated the strongman to be elected as the first female president of the Philippines in 1986.

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Dido
> Known as: Queen and founder of Carthage
> Country: Tunisia
> Denomination: 10 dinars

Dido was the possibly mythological founder and first queen of the once-powerful city-state of Carthage, in what is now Tunisia.

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