At the end of each year, we pause to remember celebrities and luminaries who have died during the past year. But the people with the most famous faces aren’t always the ones with the most intriguing life stories. And because traditional types of fame have often cast women in very specific sorts of roles, there are a lot of fascinating women whose amazing lives have passed in relative obscurity. Here, then, are 25 women whose names you (mostly) may not know, but whose talents, accomplishments, and perseverance inspire. They are 25 of the most fascinating women – and, perhaps, most remarkable humans – who died in 2016.