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Fan Bing Bing wearing Tang Dynasty Hanfu costume in the popular 2015 Chinese period drama ‘Empress of China’ (a.k.a. Empress Wu Zhetian)

Wu Zetian - China - 690 CE: An Empress of China and the founder of the Zhou Dynasty, she oversaw a period of major expansion of the Chinese empire, extending it far beyond its previous territorial limits deep into Central Asia and Korea. She also oversaw burgeoning state support for Taoism, Buddhism, education, and literature.