Juana Galan, Spanish heroine known for beating Napoleon’s troops. During the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808, there weren’t enough men to defend the village. Juana, 21 years old , rallied all of the women in the village to plan a defense strategy. When the French troops arrived the women dumped boiling oil on them. And Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat the crap out of soldiers who crossed her path.