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Artemisia Gentileschi is another famous bearer. She painted the famous "Judith Beheading Holofernes".
The original Artemisia of Halicarnassus (mother of the 4th century Artemisia mentioned already) was famous for her role in the turning point of the Persian War in Greece. As queen, she used cunning to save herself and her ship at the expense of an ally, but still convinced the Persian king of her bravery and he said, "My men have turned into women and my women into men!"
Artemisia oth Hinriad is a character from the 1953 sci-fi novel "The Stars, Like Dust", by Isaac Asimov.
It is also a genus of prawns (rather less exotically).
Artemisia was the name of Elefseus' twin sister from Sound Horizon's 6th Story CD Moira.
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Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.
Another famous bearer of the name was Artemisia I of Caria (Persian:آرتمیس). She was a Queen of the ancient Greek city-state of Halicarnassus, & its nearby islands, in the 5th century BC. She was most notable for her alliance with the Persian King Xerxes, & her commanding role in the naval battles of Artemisium & Salamis against other Greek city-states, including Athens, & her subsequent defeat, in 480BC.
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