- NAME: Jezebel
- OCCUPATION: Queen, Princess
- BIRTH DATE: Unknown
- DEATH DATE: c. 843 BCE
- AKA: Jezabel
- AKA: Jezebel
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Jezebel was a Phoenician princess, later the wife of King Ahab of Israel. She became known for putting on makeup before her death and being a wicked woman.
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Her actions have been interpreted in a variety of ways—some people believe she was simply dressing for a dignified death. Others believe she was "painting" herself in hopes of seducing Jehu and becoming his mistress. In the end, she was thrown out of her bedroom window, trampled by horses and eaten by dogs.
Jezebel's name has been used for thousands of years to describe cunning,
ruthless and reprehensible women. Some believe she typifies evil. Others believe that Jezebel was one of the first suffragists.
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