4th Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974 who led the young country to victory during the Yom Kippur War. She was only the world's third woman ever to hold a country's highest political office.
In her youth, she led campaigns and fundraisers to pay for her less fortunate classmates' textbooks.
She ordered the Mossad to hunt down and assassinate suspected leaders and operatives of Black September and PFLP, who had been involved in the killings of eleven Israeli olympians during the 1972 Summer Olympics.
She married a sign painter, Morris Meyerson, in December 1917.
She was referred to as the 'Iron Lady' of Israeli politics before the moniker was given to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.