Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) was a heroine of the Spanish War of Independence, sometimes dubbed as the ‘Joan of Arc of Spain’. She was first a civilian, then became an officer in the Spanish Army.
In 1808, during the First Siege of Zaragoza, she arrived on the ramparts to bring food to the soldiers, but ended up lighting the fuse to a cannon and annihilating a wave of attackers. She then became an officer, being promoted up to the rank of Captain. She is still a popular figure in Spanish art, culture, and mythology.
Painting above by Juan Galvez.