Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II. She introduced England to drinking tea, already a popular custom among nobility in her native Portugal. She and Charles produced no heirs, though he did father several illegitimate children with mistresses.
1660 - 1680's German (Paris), Benedicta Henrietta, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneberg. Three-quarter-length, standing, facing half to the left, her right hand on her breast, her left clasping her blue mantle; she is wearing a red brocade dress with floral design, pearls at neck and breast; mountainous landscape beyond on left. Royal Collections Trust, UK.
Elizabeth Wilbraham, the first lady of architecture
Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham (1632-1705) was the first woman architect, and she not only tutored the young genius Christopher Wren, but helped him design 18 of the 52 London churches that were commissioned by him following the Great Fire of London in 1666.