aka Trieu Thi Thinh or Lady Trieu (although her given name is unknown).
Vietnamese Warrior who fended off the Chinese while Vietnam was under Chinese occupation. Sometimes referred to as the Vietnamese Joan of Arc; after being orphaned at a young age she moved in with her brother and sister-in-law but they treated her like a slave, and so after killing her sister-in-law she escaped into the night and raised an army of over 1,000 men. By the time she was twenty-one she had won over thirty battles against the Chinese. For several months she ran an administration in the freed territory, but then the Chinese overtook her forces and she committed suicide by jumping into a river to avoid becoming their prisoner. It is said she rode into battle wearing golden armor with a sword in each hand atop an elephant, and it is also said than when her brother tried to dissuade her military aspirations she replied to him (or something to the gist of this in any case), “I will not resign myself to the lot of women, who bow their heads and become concubines. I wish to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I have no desire to take abuse."
(Information sourced from the following link: http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/trieu-au.html )